|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
This proposed regulation will have the opposite of the intended affect by playing into the hands of terrorists, violent criminals, and the criminally insane. We have had no shootings in state agencies and this prohibition on those with a concealed handgun permit, some of whom have active and ongoing threats to their lives, is entirely without any justification and needlessly and recklessly endangers innocent lives.
Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer.
Importantly 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 for which there is no problem. 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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.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.
The govenors proposal to ban firearms in public buildings should be titled "A bill for the safeety and welfare of terrorists and criminals".
It is already illegal to kill people no matter how you do it and the nut cases and terrorists do not care. You can write laws until your pens run dry and you run out of paper and the bad guys do not care. They are going to do whateve rthey want no matter what the law says. Keep Virginia safe by allowing the good peole of this state to carry thier firearms to protect themselves and the rest of the population. No one shoots up a cop bar or the meeting of a gun club. The terrorists are cowards and want to ply thier trade in safety.