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  10:29 pm
Commenter: Richard Marshall

Gun Ban in Capitol is Counterproductive

Virginia has a long history of allowing citizens the right to carry in captiol office spaces.  Concealed carry holders are vetted by the State Police, and righty have been trusted to augment the police department in providing safety and protection for state workers.  What is your rationale for changing this dynamic?  Do you not trust the State Police to properly vet CC permit holders?  Do you not trust the public to act responsibly with respect to firearms?  If must be one or both, for there cannot be another reason to ban guns in the state house.  The record clearly shows that the State Police can be trusted to properly vet the public, and the public can be trusted not to abuse this right. Please reconsider this ill-conceived ban. 

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