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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  10:27 pm
Commenter: Dena Ellison

Elected officials are bound by oath to defend the Constitution, including the right to bear arms

As a U.S. Citizen, I have a fundamental right to possess and carry guns for self-defense, against criminals as well as against the government; this right is enshrined with other essential rights in our Constitution.  All elected officials are bound by oath to respect and protect it.  

Short of a repeal of the 2nd amendment to the Constitution, no one can legally deny me the right to protect myself in whatever way I see fit.

Police One conducted a survey of 15,000 police officers.  Here are a few of their conclusions:

More than 80 percent of respondents support arming school teachers and administrators who willingly volunteer to train with firearms and carry. One could assume that they would extend that same support to citizens in other public places.

The overwhelming majority (almost 90 percent) of officers believe that casualties would be decreased if armed citizens were present at the onset of an active-shooter incident.

Contrary to what the mainstream media and certain politicians would have us believe, police overwhelmingly favor an armed citizenry, would like to see more guns in the hands of responsible people, and are skeptical of any greater restrictions placed on gun purchase, ownership, or accessibility.

Please extend the comment period for another 30 days. 

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