|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
This proposed regulation will have the opposite of the intended affect 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, some of whom have active and ongoing threats to their lives, is entirely without any justification and needlessly and recklessly endangers innocent lives.
Some of the items in the ban are ludecres such as: Baning Off Duty and Retired Law Enforcement Officers from carring is crazy. They are people who could really help out in a shooting event. Baning guns from Rest Stops! One place where attackes can happen on citizens by thugs at any time day or night. Why help out the thugs in their quest to rob or worse? Banning guns in Government Buildings which are the target of terrorists. Why help the terrorists achieve their objective?
Importantly 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.
Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer.
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.
This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.