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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  5:09 pm
Commenter: Thomas Flynn

Bad Regulation-Bad Policy-Dangerous to Public Safety

To date most shooting incidents have taken place in gun free zones. This policy plays into the hands of terrorist, violent criminals and other assorted criminally insane persons by making our state offices defacto gun free zones. This prohibition on the Constitutional and civil rights of those with a concealed handgun permit is entirely without merit or justification and endangers innocent lives.    Disarming good law abiding citizens does not make any common sense. The Governor has no authority to enact this regulation.  If the General Assembly wanted the Governor to have such authority, they would have granted it to him explicitly as is required by the State Constitution.  This regulation endangers state employees, law abiding citizens, and the innocent by making state buildings a gun free safe zone for terrorists, criminals and the criminally insane to conduct their evil actions. Do not turn our state buildings into another Santa Benardino. This regulation should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.  Please extend the comment period for another 30 days.



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