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Department of General Services
 
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Department of General Services
 
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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  7:39 am
Commenter: Michael Cidras

Disarming law-abiding citizens does not make Virginia safer
 

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

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.

This proposal disarms me at public rest stops as I travel with my family through-out the Commonwealth.  That is totally unsatisfactory and does nothing to make me or my family safe.

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. Even more egregious, this is being done by a Governor who enjoys armed protection provided by the citizens of the Commonwealth for him and his family while telling us that we don't rate the same.

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This regulation should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.

CommentID: 43669