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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1/16/16  8:20 am
Commenter: Wayne A. Baughman,, PhD

This regulation unnecessarily endangers innocent people

If implemented, this proposed regulation will have the opposite of the intended effect by enabling the likely success of violent behavior by terrorists, criminals, and the criminally insane. Our rights should not be limited without just cause: we have had no shootings in state agencies and this prohibition on those with a concealed handgun permit, some of whom have active and ongoing threats to their lives, is entirely without any justification and needlessly and recklessly endangers innocent lives. There is  no case for action behind this proposed restriction.

Disarming the good citizens who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition will not make them safer. Also, I do not believe the Governor has the 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. This proposed 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 actions. This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

Finally, please extended the comment period for another 30 days.

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