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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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12/19/15  9:49 am
Commenter: Ralph Graybill

Unsafe goverment buildings

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.

Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition)
does not make them safer.

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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

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