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  10:37 pm
Commenter: Trice Burgess

Please Do NOT Let the Governor's Illegal Gun Ban Become Permanent!

I am sick of this governor trying to take our Constitutional rights away to protect ourselves and our loved ones.  I have been in law enforcement for 22+ years now and know this regulation is a joke and will not protect anyone but the criminals!  Don't be fooled by the governor.  He is nothing but a politician that is playing politics with your lives!  You and the criminal will be the only ones garanteed to be there when the criminal tries to robb, rape or kill you.  The police will be there later to investigate the crime!  You in the end are responsible for your safety and your family's safety.  Never forget this and never let anyone take this right away from you.  

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.  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This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.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 extended the comment period for another 30 days.

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