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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1/12/16  8:51 am
Commenter: Courtney Millburn

Unnecessary and ineffective regulation

The ban on guns inside Executive Branch facilities is what I term a "fashion law" as it appears to have been enacted as a kneejerk reaction to current events and not careful consideration of cause and effect. It is not an effective response to any perceived or future threat inside EB offices.  A criminal will not abide by the regulation anyway so the net effect is to remove the "force multiplier" effect of armed citizens that can respond to the immediate threat.

I urge immediate repeal of this regulation and request extension of the comment period.

CommentID: 49088