|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
Citizens of any state that actually bother to go to a courthouse and obtain a concealed-carry permit are by definition law-abiding citizens. For the Governor and Attorney General to make a unilateral decision without the consent or deliberation of the legislature and our local delegates that not only impacts the many tourists that visit the Commonwealth, but also citizens (I personally will no longer be able to carry during my semi-annual visits to Florida, for example, should this move be made) is arrogant and unnecessary. Neither the Governor nor the AG have provided any sort of data or exigency that this move is supposed to correct or address. The Governor and AG have also not in any way addressed why making a move that robs Virginia citizens, citizens who meet our stringent requirements for concealed permits, of their right to carry in six states is necessary. The Governor and AG didn't even try to make this move seem even-handed by working with those six states to ensure Virginia permits would still be recognized.