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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  9:29 am
Commenter: Bob Shook

When seconds matter - police are only minutes away

In any active shooter event, the criminal perpetrator has already ignored and defeated any law restricting his/her ability to have a gun and shoot innocent people.  Even if the preferred weapon of murder is not a gun, the immediate application of defensive force, in the form of using a gun to stop a murderer, is only possible if someone on scene has a weapon.  Police cannot be everywhere at once, they can only respond which takes valuable minutes.  Those minutes mean life or death to the innocent victims of the assault.

It requires only a modicum of intelligent reasoning to determine that a law preventing a Concealed Handgun Permit holder from having their weapon avaible for defense actually enables a lawbreaking murderer and will cost innocent lives in the future.

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