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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  12:03 pm
Commenter: Patrick Houston

Dangerous Regulation

I disagree with the proposed regulation to ban concealed carry in executive agency buildings. Responsible, trained, and vetted citizens with concealed handgun permits, as well as those exempted by law (off-duty law enforcement officers), are not a threat to public safety. Overwhelmingly, these individuals are the most law-abiding citizens within our societies. This regluation is a solution looking for a problem and arbitrarily disarms law-abiding citizens. If the Governor authorizes armed guards at all of these locations, then maybe we could have an honest discussion, but to disarm law-abiding citizens while he walks around surrounded by armed guards is the apex of hypocrisy.

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