Gun ban in state buildings creates criminal/terrorist "safe-space."
This proposed regulation will have the opposite of the intended affect by playing into the hands of terrorists, violent criminals, and the criminally insane. We have had no shootings in state agencies and this prohibition on those with a concealed handgun permit, some of whom have active and ongoing threats to their lives, is entirely without any justification and needlessly and recklessly endangers innocent lives.
Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer.
Importantly the Governor has no authority for this regulation. If the General Assembly wanted the Governor to have such power, they would have granted it to him explicitly, as is required constitutionally.
This proposed regulation is a solution for which there is no problem. Furthermore, if parking lots are included in the ban, then citizens will be disarmed to and from their residences, while walking to their vehicles, and everywhere in between simply because they will be visiting a building their tax dollars pay for. It endangers state employees, law abiding citizens, and the innocent by making state buildings a safe zone for terrorists, criminals, and the criminally insane to conduct their evil and savage acts.
This regulation should not be approved and the emergency regulation should be withdrawn immediately.
Additionally, please extended the comment period for another 30 days.