|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
Governor McAuliffe is trying to fix a problem that does not exist. Banning concealed carry by law abiding citizens ANYWHERE, is detrimental to everyone but criminals and terrorists. 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. 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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.