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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12/31/15  8:41 am
Commenter: David Jones

Let's See the Data

How many of these past mass shootings have taken place where firearms are banned and the shooter was ultimately stopped by a "good guy with a gun" be they police or legally armed citizen.  By creating more gun-free zones, the Commonwealth is creating more soft targets of opportunity for would-be shooters.  At least if open carry, concealed carry, or both are permitted in state buildings, this may give would-be shooters pause and deter them.  So -- to address the validity of the Governor's claim of making safer workplaces, I would ask how much gun violence has been perpetrated in state buildings by citizens legally carrying firearms.  Any?  If not, then what's the purpose of this EO?  Let's put the facts out there for the public to view and then decide if this EO indeed makes state workplaces safer or not. 


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