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Department of General Services
Regulations Banning Concealed Firearms in Offices Occupied by Executive Branch Agencies [1 VAC 30 ‑ 105]
Action Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices
Stage Emergency/NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 1/27/2016
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12/15/15  7:08 am
Commenter: John A. Davenport

Why remove the right of "good guys" to self defense? Is this Virginia or Russia?

This proposed regulation will benefit the violent mentally deranged and criminals at the expense of good citizens. WHY?  We have had no shootings in state agencies and this prohibition on those with a concealed handgun permit, is entirely without any justification. It needlessly and recklessly endangers innocent lives, including mine.

Disarming good citizens does not make them safer. The bad guys will not obey this regulation, so only good guys will be unarmed. Why would we want to empower the bad guys?

Note that the Governor has no authority for this regulation.  If the General Assembly wanted the Governor to have such power, they would have granted it to him explicitly, as is required by Virginia's constitution.

This proposed regulation is not a solution. It is a new problem, which encourages more violence.  It endangers state employees, law abiding citizens, and the innocent by making state buildings a safe zone for terrorists, criminals, and the criminally insane to conduct their evil and savage actions.

This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.

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