|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
This Regulation is a Danger to Virginians
This regulation will have an effect opposite of that claim by the Governor, enabling terrorists and violent criminals to attack now-defenseless Virginians. We have had no shootings in state agencies, and this prohibition is entirely without any justification. It needlessly and recklessly endangers innocent lives.
Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer.
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 regulations should NOT be approved. The emergency regulation should be withdrawn.
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.