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 Ended on 1/27/2016
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12/18/15  11:05 am
Commenter: Paul Blumstein, Citizen

Remove the state-agency gun-ban

Public mass shootings happen in "gun-free zones" and so do terrorist attacks. There have been no shootings in state agencies and concealed handgun permit holders are the most law-abiding of any group of citizens, yet, inexplicably, you are seeking an emergency regulation to ban concealed carry in state agencies!

I urge you to rescind the firearms ban that you are instituting in state agency buildings immediately.  That action not only exceeds your authority under Virginia law, it needlessly and recklessly endangers my life, the life of state agency employees, and the life of other citizens visiting those state agencies.  

Don't play political games with innocent lives, Governor.

Paul Blumstein

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