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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  4:24 pm
Commenter: Jeff Beardsley, private citizen

Gun ban by fiat is unnecessary and unconstitutional

I Oppose the Ban on Guns in State Agencies

This proposed regulation will not stop attacks by terrorists, violent criminals, and the criminally insane.  Disarming law abiding citizens does NOT make them safer. They’re the only ones likely to obey the prohibition!  We have had NO shootings in state agencies and this prohibition on those with a concealed handgun permit, who have already been cleared by the federal and state government via various background checks, is unjustified as well as needlessly and recklessly endangers innocent lives.

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 This regulation should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days so everyone who opposes this infringement on the right of people to protect themselves will have ample time to oppose it as I do!

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