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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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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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12/16/15  11:10 am
Commenter: Michael Topham

Disarming law-abiding citizens is not making us safer
 

Let's be clear, the governor is not concerned about the safety of the citizens of Virginia.  He is pandering to his Democratic party's gun-grabbing ideology and his own self-interests with this regulation.  This proposed regulation will have the opposite of its intended affect by playing directly 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.

Let us not forget, 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This regulation should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn!

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.
 

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