|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
Banning legally carried concealed handguns at rest stops will have a detrimental impact on my safety as I travel throughout Virginia. The only individuals that will heed the ban are the honest citizens and not the criminals who already carry handguns illegally. Does anyone really believe the ban will stop them?
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.
It's time we recognized the fact that "Gun Free Zones" are nothing more than shooting galleries for criminals and terrorist. When was the last time that a law stopped a murder by one of these individuals?
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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.