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  5:09 pm
Commenter: Bret Arbuckle

Revocation of open and concealed carry in executive offices.
It is of question that such a. Executive order is being attempted when laws already prohibit employees from the carrying of firearms. This appears to be either a redundant restriction or an underhanded attempt at further limiting where law abiding citizens can carry firearms for self defense. It is also a dangerous setup when signage is only required to be posted at the entrances of the executive areas, but the above wording would could be interpreted as allowing no one to carry in a building if only part of the structure was owned/leased by an executive office. Lastly, this law would target law abiding citizens, and grossly ignores the fact that someone who intends to commit a violent crime in one of these offices is simply not going to care about another law beyond ALL the other laws that such an assailant would already be violating.
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