|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
Type oDisarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer.
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 constitutionally.This proposed regulation is a solution where there is no problem.
All but two of the public massacres since 1950 had been committed by criminals and terrorists in “gun-free zones,” which is exactly what this regulation creates
Off-duty police officers are also prevented from carrying
Bans in rest stops send a very uninviting message to, and endanger the lives of, interstate travelers
The cost of providing additional security to protect everyone who has been disarmed by this regulation will be prohibitive
The ban won’t hold up in court, due to lack of authority by the Governor
If parking lots are included in the ban, then citizens will be disarmed to and from their residences and everywhere in between.
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