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 Ended on 1/27/2016
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12/16/15  7:30 am
Commenter: Tom Holland

The irresponsible, dangerous ban on weapons creatin targets of opportunity for violence
The proposed banning of weapons in state buildings is an illogical, dangerous, and ultimately useless measure which in no way prevents criminals from committing violent crime. Speaking as someone who has worked in every major area of public safety (fire/rescue, law enforcement, and corrections), I cannot recall a time in which a law abiding citizen used a legally concealed weapon for ANY criminal act of violence. The proposed ban would only make victims of all persons employed by, or otherwise occupying, state facilities by making each facility a target of opportunity for those wishing to do harm unto others. This subjects good people to the possibilty of legal repercussions which would likely inhibit their ability to intervene in the event such a violent incident shold occur. For these (and so many more) reasons, this unconstitutional order from Gov. Terry McAuliffe must not continue, must not be made permanent, and I hereby petition that the town hall period for citizens' comments be extended.
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