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 Ended on 1/27/2016
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12/15/15  9:59 am
Commenter: Dennis J. Beeton

Concealed carry ban in public government agencies

Prohibiting concealed carry firearms by duly licensed persons not only prevents the public from defending themselves but jeopardizes the safety and security of employees as well. Creating gun free zones exposes our citizens to needless risk. Based on recent tragic events it should be evident that we need to train our existing concealed carry permit holders to be able to properly respond to an emergency. Retired law enforcement and retire military can be an emergency's first and best response. Disarming the best and perhaps the first line of defense is counterproductive and creates a needless risk to life and liberty.

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