|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
This is simple. Folks who would do wrong with their guns will ignore a ban. Folks who would abide by the ban are never going to be a problem for anyone.
This law really seems to reveal a mistrust of law-abiding citizens. In other words, the governor apparently believes that law abiding citizens might "snap" and do wrong with their concealed weapons. There can be no other understanding of this; surely we all know that criminals won't pay attention to the ban. But law abiding citizens would obey, and not have a gun on them with they "snap"... ;) That's really it, isn't it?
It's wrong to have such a menial view of gun owners. The more likely scenario to see played out if concealed carry holder were still allowed to be armed in government offices would be that a criminal bent on violence might be stopped by a concealed carry holder.
The ban on open carry I can sort of understand; it makes folks nervous, and makes a person the potential target of a gun-grab. I'm not a fan of open carry for many reasons. But concealed? You need to allow folks to utilize the permit as issued.