Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of General Services
Department of General Services
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 Ended on 1/27/2016
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12/14/15  10:57 pm
Commenter: Steve Wirt, VCDL,NRA

This Regualtion is Dangerous to Law Abiding Citizens! It is Opposed Greatly for Safety's Sake
  • Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.

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  • This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.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


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