|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
This proposed regulation's effect will be the opposite of the intended effect by creating an easier environment for BAD people to act badly with guns knowing there with fewer GOOD Virginia citizens to provide an adequate response. There have been 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.
The Governor does not have the constitutional authority to demand this regulation be enforced. 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 BAD people to act badly with guns.
This regulation should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.