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Department of General Services
 
Board
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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12/21/15  10:26 am
Commenter: Ben Vecchio

Don't deny Virginia citizens right to self-defense.
 
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.
 
Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer. 
 
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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.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.

Thank you.

CommentID: 46380