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
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
1/12/16  12:09 pm
Commenter: James Patrick

NOT an "emergency"
There is no emergency that requires Emergency Regulation. There is no "Necessity for the Action". Normal regulatory procedure should be followed, complete with public hearings. Civilian carriers of concealed weapons in Virginia, and in reciprocal states, have proven to be safer and more law-abiding than law enforcement officers. If the Governor TRULY believes firearms are so dangerous they cannot be allowed in state offices, he should start by disarming law enforcement. This executive action is unwarranted and unneeded. The Governor is imposing a burden on the Commonwealth's citizens by infringing on their rights, and is imposing a burden on the Commonwealth as it gets tied up in court spending tax monies to defend what is indefensible.
CommentID: 49089