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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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12/16/15  6:38 am
Commenter: Chaplain Jim Cox, Ret,

Gun ban/regulation is not a responsible solution.


This proposed regulation will only 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) is never the solution to protecting those citizens,

Importantly the Governor has no authority for this regulation.He hould take note of that fact.  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 definitely not a solution to ending gun violence.  It endangers state employees, law abiding citizens, and the innocent by making state buildings a safe zone for terrorists, criminals, and the criminally insane. Regulation opens the door for innocent unarmed, law abiding gitizens to be open and easy targets.

This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn right away.

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.


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