|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
The second amendment says my right to bear arms shall not be infringed. This policy is doing exactly that. Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer. Bans in rest stops send a very uninviting message to, and endanger the lives of, interstate travelers. If parking lots are included in the ban, then citizens will be disarmed to and from their residences and everywhere in between. This leaves the law abiding citizens as "sitting ducks" for any would be thieves, robbers or anyone intending do do bodily harm.
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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.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.