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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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12/15/15  9:06 am
Commenter: Frank Davis

Gun free zones: the definition of insanity!

Criminals don’t care how many laws are passed, the fact that they won’t obey laws is what defines them as criminals. In fact, criminals are are quite pleased to have gun free zones as it ensures there won’t be a “good guy with a gun” there to stop their carnage.


  • All but two of the public massacres since 1950 had been committed by criminals and terrorists in “gun-free zones,” which is exactly what this regulation creates


This proposed regulation will have the opposite of the intended effect 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 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) does not make them safer.

Importantly, our Governor has no authority for this regulation.  If the General Assembly wanted our Governor to have such power, they would have granted it to him explicitly, as is required constitutionally.


  • The ban won’t hold up in court, due to lack of authority by the Governor

This proposed regulation is a solution for which there is no problem.  It endangers state employees, law abiding citizens, and the innocent by making state buildings a safe zone for terrorists, criminals, and the criminally insane to conduct their evil and savage actions.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Stop creating more safe zones for criminals! This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.

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