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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  9:07 am
Commenter: Ralph Falvo

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days

Type oDisarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer.
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 where there is no problem.
 All but two of the public massacres since 1950 had been committed by criminals and terrorists in “gun-free zones,” which is exactly what this regulation creates
 Off-duty police officers are also prevented from carrying
 Bans in rest stops send a very uninviting message to, and endanger the lives of, interstate travelers
 The cost of providing additional security to protect everyone who has been disarmed by this regulation will be prohibitive
 The ban won’t hold up in court, due to lack of authority by the Governor
 If parking lots are included in the ban, then citizens will be disarmed to and from their residences and everywhere in between.
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