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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  10:22 am
Commenter: Mike Roland

This regulation is dangerous to public safety
 

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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

This will only affect law abiding citizens. Criminals intent on mayhem will continue to ignore the law.

 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
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.
CommentID: 44013