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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 Ends 1/27/2016
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12/24/15  8:00 am
Commenter: Mark Clinard

Greatly DECREASES gun safety for police and the public in Virginia

Virginia does not require drivers to inform officers if a gun is in the car.  Where out of state drivers would calmly hand their CCW and drivers license to the officer at a traffic stop, many will now just keep quiet. This will increase problematic public/peace officer interactions.  Others will open carry instead of concealed. While open carry is an important right to have, it has its problems and can be dangerous in a bad situation.  The Va State Police Superintendent Col. Flaherty has a responsibility to keep his officers and the public safe. He should refuse the recommendation of the Attorney General, and if forced to go along by the Governor, respectfully resign.

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