|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/27/2016|
The AG determination not to recogoze concealed carry permits from 25 states (half the nation) is a horrible decision that needs to be rectified immediately by passing legislation that states Virginia will recognize carry permits from all states. The AG's decision will do absolutely nothing to prevent violent crime or terrorism and it will only inconvenience law-abiding citizens. Citizens from out of state will still be able to legally carry a gun anyway if they carry openly as Virginia is a traditional Open Carry state. This will cause Virginia to lose money from tourism as many people don't feel comfortable carrying openly and will choose to avoid states that restrict them from being armed to defend themselves while forcing others to carry openly. This move by the AG is clearly an attempt to undermine the 2nd Amendment and is a veiled attack on the rights of gun owners. Since the AG can't pass legislation banning concealed carry, he figured he'd do whatever he could do to prevent citizens from half the nation from being able to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights!