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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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12/15/15  7:12 am
Commenter: Denise Loring

Virginia Citizens Need Right to Defend Using Firearms

This proposed regulation for banning guns 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 Virginia 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 citizens does not make them safer.  Law abiding citizens, under a gun ban, would not be able to defend themselves against criminals who will not obey these laws.  You are puting the law abiding citizens at risk. 

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 public displays of violence using weapons.

This regulations only creates "Unsafe zones" where citizens will be open to threats from criminals and terrorists wanting to garner media attention, or commit violent crimes against people known to be unarmed and unable to defend themselves.

This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.


Denise Loring


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