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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  10:33 am
Commenter: Mark Hile

Government buildings are targets of terrorism, why make it easier for terrorists to succeed?
 
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. Notice in the recent shooting in San Benadino a government building was choosen, knowing that no one in that building would have any guns.

Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not 
make them safer. This regualation will be notfiying the crimnals what certain state owned buildings will not have any armed citizens in them and therefore the crimanls will target those building instead of the one where citizens will be allowed to carry a handgun.

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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.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 is a solutiuon in search of a problem.

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.

Mark Hile

Henrico, VA

CommentID: 44024