|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
No Gun Ban in State Buildings
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. We have had no shootings in state agencies and this prohibition on those with a concealed handgun permit (among the most law-abiding citizens of the Commonwealth), 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 proposal would also have the following unsatisfactory results:
- Off-duty police officers are also prevented from carrying,
- Bans in highway rest stops send a very uninviting message to, and endanger the lives of, interstate travelers,
- The cost of providing additional security to protect everyone who has been disarmed by this regulation will be prohibitive
This regulation should not be approved and the emergency regulation should be withdrawn.
Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.