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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  3:28 pm
Commenter: Jay & Candy Wakamatsu

Silly Gun Bans Only Benefit The Criminals/Terrorists
 

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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. 
 
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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn because of the following:
* 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
* 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

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days. 
 

 

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