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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  7:34 am
Commenter: Jay S. Anderson

Why deny Virginia citizens right to self-defense?
 

VA-ALERT: IMPORTANT ACTION ITEM: Comment on permanent state-agency gun ban!

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12/14/15

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The
 Governor has an “emergency” state-agency gun ban in place.  That 
emergency ban runs out in 18 months.  What will follow it, is a 
permanent gun ban.
 
The permanent gun ban is being done following
 the normal method - it is listed in the Regulatory Town Hall and is 
required to get comments from the public for about six weeks.  I am told
 by someone who would know that if we can provide an overwhelming number
 of comments providing good reasons for the regulation not to be 
implemented, we stand a chance of stopping the regulation if the press 
picks up on the issue and runs with it.
 
Simply urging the 
Governor to drop the idea is a waste of time, as he has already made up 
his mind.  We want to get the attention of the press and others.
 
As
 a bonus, with a huge negative response, the Governor cannot point to 
the Regulatory Town Hall and say that no one responded because they 
agree with what he is doing!
 
Unlike letters and email sent to 
the Governor, which he can hide from disclosure by placing them in his 
“Governor’s working papers,” your comments in the Regulatory Town Hall 
are public and visible to all.
 
Another important note.  If at 
least 25 of us also request that the comment period be extended, it will
 get another 30 days added to the cut-off date (currently January 27th).
 
Here is the link where you can enter your comments:
 
http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Comments.cfm?StageID=7379
 
Click “Enter a comment”
 
Fill in your name, email address.
 
Suggested
 Subject/Title:  Something like “This regulation is dangerous to public 
safety,” or “Why deny Virginia citizens right to self-defense?” or 
“Government buildings are targets of terrorism, why make it easier for 
terrorists to succeed?”  (Whatever title you decide on, make sure it is 
clear by just reading the title that you oppose the regulation.  Don’t 
depend on someone reading your message to figure out your position.)
 
Suggested message:
 
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.
 
Governor,
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.
 
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.
CommentID: 43662