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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12/15/15  12:13 am
Commenter: Jeffrey Mathis, Virginia resident

Not in favor of proposed regulation banning conceal carry and open carry in state buildings

I believe the creation of more idyllic gun free zones only provides targets of opportunity for terrorists, violent criminals, and the criminally insane.  In disarming good citizens and in the case of concealed handgun permits, vetted ones, deprives the ability for self-defense and in a time of emergent need the armed intervention for protection of other innocents.

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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

I request the comment period on this subject be extended for another 30 days.

Thank you for allowing me to comment on the actions of the Governor that I believe endangers state employees, law-abiding citizens, and the innocent by making state buildings a safe zone for terrorists, criminals, and the criminally insane.

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