The Notice of Intended Regulatory Action published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on December 14, 2015, concerning the prohibition of carrying concealed handguns in Executive Branch offices states that a Public Hearing will NOT be held at the proposed regulation stage.
This executive action places Virginians like me in considerable danger by guaranteeing I will have no means to protect my life should a criminal who respects no such restriction attempts to murder me in a state office. All Virginians must have a chance to comment on this unilateral action by the governor.
Therefore, I request that a Public Hearing be held during the proposed regulation stage for the intended regulations prohibiting carrying concealed handguns in Executive Branch offices. Given the state-wide impact, I request that public hearings be scheduled throughout the Commonwealth to allow all to comment without excessive travel cost.