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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  10:16 am
Commenter: Ann Potocnak

Governor's Gun Ban Denies Me My Right to Personal Safety
 

If parking lots are included in the ban, then citizens will be disarmed to and from their residences and everywhere in between. Disarming good citizens 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 merit.

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.

As I understand it, off-duty law enforcement officers would also be prohibited from carrying, and they are exactly the RIGHT kind of people I want around me while I'm visiting state agencies.

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 This regulation should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

 

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.

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