|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
Sir, with all due respect, you are wrong in your decision to unilaterally withdraw CCP reciprocity with other states. While you may have concerns about their meeting Virginia's standards, the correct method of resolving a dispute is to talk about it first.
Instead, you've slapped 26 other states across the face with your decision. As a result, you've now placed Virginians...VIRGINIANS, SIR... at risk of retaliation from other states when they subsequently withdraw their reciprocity agreements with Virginia. In effect, you've placed law-abiding VIRGINIANS at risk of breaking laws. "Atlas Shrugs", anybody?
And for what, sir? For what good reason on earth did you make this decision. Because it MIGHT improve public safety? There's been no documented cases where out-of-state CCP holders have harmed any Virginians. Are you placing law-abiding Virginians at risk to reduce their risk? Shades of "we had to burn that Vietnamese village to save it".
Or is there a political reason you're doing this? Political favors to "Mayors Against Illegal Guns", perhaps? Your decision certainly reeks of politics as usual.
In any case, there can be little doubt I will do what I can to work to reverse your decision within the legal system. I intend to contact my state representatives to make my opinion known on your executive decision, and will join other law-abiding citizens in bringing political and lobbying pressure to bear.
In summary, you've placed law-abiding Virginians at risk of breaking the laws, and increasing their personal risk in the hope of increasing their safety for no logical reason. Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Mason, and George Washington, look to the state of the Commonwealth.