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Department of General Services
 
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Department of General Services
 
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Regulations Banning Concealed Firearms in Offices Occupied by Executive Branch Agencies [1 VAC 30 ‑ 105]
Action Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices
Stage Emergency/NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 1/27/2016
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12/19/15  2:33 pm
Commenter: Michael Ryan

Why make it easier for terrorists to succeed?
 

All but two of the public massacres since 1950 had been committed by criminals and terrorists in “gun-free zones,” which is exactly what this regulation creates. This regulation will have the opposite 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 threats to their lives, is entirely without justification and deliberately endangers innocent lives.

Disarming citizens (who are the only ones who will obey the prohibition) does not make them safer. 

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. Again, all but two of the public massacres since 1950 had been committed by criminals and terrorists in “gun-free zones.”

This regulation should not be approved as the Governor has not that authority and needs be withdrawn.

You will extend the comment period for another 30 days.

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