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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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12/22/15  12:10 am
Commenter: Christopher Coombes

No to this anti-2nd Amendment Proposal by the Governor
Weakening the innocent does not stop criminals Removing the ability of the people to defend themselves does NOTHING to reduce crime. The proposed regulation will play into the hands of terrorists, violent criminals and the criminally insane by providing 'criminal safe zones' where they may perpetrate their crimes without fear of defensive response from their intended victims. We have had NO shootings in state agency buildings, 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. Most importantly, the Governor has no authority to enact 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 This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.
CommentID: 46536