Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of General Services
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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12/16/15  7:50 am

Why would you try to do this?

This proposed regulation will have the opposite of the intended affect by playing into the hands of terrorists, violent criminals, and the criminally insane, such as the two terrorists that recently attacked a business Christmas party in CA, not one person in that room had a concealed handgun.  By the time the police arrived 14 had been killed and 22 injured..Do you want history to repeat itself? 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, such as the Military.  ISIL has openly threatened anyone in the Military already.  This entirely without any justification, needlessly and recklessly endangers innocent lives.  Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make us safer, it only makes it so we cannot meet force with equal force.  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.  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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.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.

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