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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12/14/15  11:18 pm
Commenter: Robert Bruton, Jr.

Constitutional rights don't end at government building doors

I disagree with both the anti-carry regulation the Governor has created and the way he implemented this regulation. The end-run around the General Assembly is an anti-Constitutional usurption of power.

Further, this effort does absolutely nothing to serve to protect the citizens of the state of Virginia. In fact, it succeedes in accomplishing exactly the opposite effect.

The citizens of Virginia deserve a voice in the laws of the state. The Governor has done a tremendous disservice to the citizenry and to the balance of power by forcing his will upon us without our representatives having a vote in the matter. The balance of power in all government bodies is extremely important, and any efforts to short circuit that balance can only be viewed as anti-democracy and anti-freedom.

This regulation should be refused and the emergency regulation should be withdrawn.

Please extend the comment period on this issue for another 30 days.

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