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 is completely unsafe as all but 2 mass shootings since 1950 have occurred in gun-free zones! Besides that point, the ban won't hold up in court due to lack of authority by the Governor. It will go to court so why waste our precious tax money resources on something that has been proven not to work, is dangerous to the citizenry and will waste resources?
This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.