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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12/30/15  12:27 pm
Commenter: Matthew Maxey

Do not prevent law abiding people with background checks from carrying in government building.

This policy makes no one safer. As we've seen countless times, denying the law abiding arms does nothing to deter those bent on criminal action from being armed. Right on your border, a man walked into gun free zone with a shotgun and killed multiple people at the Washington Navy Yard.

As a retired LEO, I can say with certainty that law enforcement can't respond quickly enough to make a meaningful difference in most shooting incidents. Self protection is the only viable answer.

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