|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 effect by playing into the hands of terrorists, violent criminals, and the criminally insane. This regulation will actually make it safer and therefore easier for criminals and terrorists to attack us.
We have had no shootings in state agencies and this prohibition on those of us 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. It is without merit.
Disarming good and law abiding citizens, the only ones likely to obey the law, will not make them safer. On the contrary. Taking away a citizens only means of viable self-defense will make them less safe. as we have seen in recent shootings in "gun free" zomes, signage and government agencies are not able to protect citizens. It doesn't make any sense to remove the ability for citizens to protect themselves.
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.
The Governor has no authority for instituting 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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.