|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
This regulation endangers everyone in Virginia
This proposed regulation is ill conceived and plays into the hands of terrorists and active shooters, alike. 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.
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.
There wasn’t a problem and now we are fixing it? This regulation should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.