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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1/25/16  8:53 am
Commenter: George Roberts, US Army

Anti-Military Concealed Carry rule in Virginia




I am a career Army Officer with 30 years of service. I am currently stationed in North Carolina and have decided to retire from the Army to pursue a career in the private sector. After months of careful deliberation my family and I have chosen to relocate to the great commonwealth of Virginia.  This was not easy, we know no one in the state, but the area we like has great schools, low crime rates, and plenty of support for retired military service members. We were happy with our choice. 

We have been traveling regularly to Virginia to find a home and I will soon be looking for employment.  I never 

I rarely leave home without carrying a concealed weapon. I have had years of training, and carried open of course while in combat. I have been drilled in safety almost to an extreme, as we tend to over emphasize safety in the military.  Mr. Herring obviously considers us in the military incapable of handling weaponry, as he gave a blanket ban on concealed carry permis without regard to those of us who have had decades of training and I am now being advised to carry open, which I strongly object to because I feel this action makes me a target. 

If this decision to ban carry permits is not overturned I vow to do everything in my power to ensure this current AG and Governor are unemployed after the next election cycle. 

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