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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1/2/16  12:20 pm
Commenter: Ron Lineberry

I request a Public Hearing on this regulation

I am a Virginia citizen who is disabled and crippled.  I carry concealed because I am afraid I would be a perfect target for someone to mug or worse. I try to protect my family as much as possible. We travel to other states to doctors and this decision to drop reciprocity of these states makes it dangerous for me to travel  in these states. . Please reconsider this issue.  CHP holders are the most honest people to have traveling in our state, and they help make our great state safe for everyone.

The Notice of Intended Regulatory Action published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on December 14, 2015, concerning the prohibition of carrying concealed handguns in Executive Branch offices states that a Public Hearing will NOT be held at the proposed regulation stage.

I request that a Public Hearing be held during the proposed regulation stage for the intended regulations prohibiting carrying concealed handguns in Executive Branch offices.  Given the state-wide impact, I request that public hearings be scheduled throughout the Commonwealth to allow all to comment without excessive travel cost.

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