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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 Ends 1/27/2016
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12/21/15  9:43 pm
Commenter: Stephen Klute

Do Not Disarm Honest Citizens

Do you not realize that this is the exact wrong thing to do???  If you keep the "good citizens" from arming themselves they are then at a huge disadvantage compared to the criminals who WILL have guns. 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. Further, as YOU are willing to let more and more illegal aliens into our country, Mr. Governor, you take away some of the safety we have enjoyed. Bans at rest stops and other public place does nothing but tell the crimial element where they can safely ply their trade!!!  YOU, Mr. Governor will be deliberately endangering the citizens you are charged with protecting.

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.  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 actions.

This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

Please also extended the comment period for another 30 days.  Also, and more importantly, play fair and ADVERTISE what you are trying to do and how people can comment so everyone can have a chance to voice their concerns.  I sincerely hope you are not just trying to "slip this through" right now around the holidays!!!!

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