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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of General Services
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  8:58 am
Commenter: Matt Snyder

New firearms regulations

With the rise in violent crime stats in our cities and the terrorist threats we now face in the US, many Sheriffs throughout the US are encouraging law abiding citizens with concealed carry permits to carry their handgun for protection following the San Bernedino terrorist attack. Neither terrorists or criminals obey the current firearms laws or the restrictions gun free zones, yet the Governor is imposing a new set of gun free zones in Virginia, taking away the means of self defense from qualified law abiding citizens while giving the terrorist and criminals soft targets which is exactly what they are looking for to inflict maximum casualties. That IS NOT a Common Sense regulation, it makes NO Sense.

This proposed regulation will have the opposite of the intended affect by playing into the hands of terrorists, violent criminals, and the criminally insane.  Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer. This proposed regulation is a solution for which there is no problem, other than stricter enforcement of existing laws and stiffer penalties when firearms are used to commit a crime/terrorist attack. For when the penalties for such activity no longer serve as a deterrent, the law is ignored. The new proposals 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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.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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