|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
The Governor’s proposed regulation to ban guns in state agencies is a fraudulent solution looking for a problem. We have had no shootings in state agencies. This prohibition on those with a concealed handgun permit is entirely unjustified and needlessly endangers innocent lives. Disarming good citizens, the only ones who will obey the prohibition, does not make them safer. It will only create additional preferred targets for terrorists, criminals and crazies.
If the Governor thinks this is such a great idea he should also give up his armed security detail.
Further, the General Assembly has never granted the Governor the power to make such a regulation. This is required constitutionally.
The regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation should be withdrawn.
Please extend the comment period for another 30 days.