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  11:36 pm
Commenter: John Moore

This Would Create More Safety Concerns Than It Solves.

Forcing concealed carriers to disarm when entering state owned/leased buildings means guns must be left unattended in veihicles where theft of the firearm may occur if someone witness it and also creates the risk of accidental discharge when storing and re-holstering upon entering and leaving said facilities. Every time a firearm is removed from it's holster to be stored in the vehicle, there is a small, but still present risk of accidental discharge if the trigger gets caught on an article of clothing such as a draw string on a jacket. There are many documented cases of this, particualarly in vehicles where the action is being performed in a confined space. This is especially dangerous because the gun will often be removed and re-holstered in the parking lots of these state buildings with people nearby.

When I carry a firearm, I holster it in the morning and and it stays in it's holster until the day ends meaning the trigger is always protected which increases safety. No matter how proficient you are, the more time a gun spends out of it's holster, the greater the risk of discharge or theft.

I feel that this regulation would represent an erosion of our rights and would create more problems than it solves. I do NOT support this executive order and feel that it is not in the best interest of the people.


-John Moore

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