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  1:36 pm
Commenter: Andy H Rice, Sr

Opposed to this regulation which is dangerous to public safety in VA

Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make Virginia safer. This 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 is entirely without any justification and needlessly endangers innocent lives.

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. The ban won’t hold up in court, due to the lack of authority by the Governor.

This 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 attacks.

All but two of the public massacres since 1950 had been committed by criminals and terrorists in “gun-free zones,” which is exactly what this regulation creates. 

Off-duty police officers are also prevented from carrying.  The cost of providing additional security to protect everyone who has been disarmed by this regulation will be prohibitive.

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days

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