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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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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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12/22/15  10:46 am
Commenter: Thomas Owens

Disarming law abiding citizens does not keep criminals from being criminals
 

This proposed regulation will have the opposite of the intended effect 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. Concealed carriers have already been through a background check with the Sheriff and the State Police so creating a law to limit the rights of those already in compliance with the law to supposedly keep people who are already going to break the law from doing so is so ludicris that the real intent becomes clear.  The current Govenor of Virgnia is trying to destory the second amendment by chipping away at the foundation hoping no one will notice until it is too late for anyone to do anything about it.

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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.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.

T. O.

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