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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1/26/16  1:15 am
Commenter: Robert Virden

The citizens of the Commonwealth deserve better.

Gun free zones historically are actually Safety Zones for criminals, terrorists, and the like where they can do whatever damage they intend to do without the threat of being impeded by anyone until law enforcement responds to a call for help.  The response time is typically 10 minutes or more before law enforcement can arrive to address the situation.  In the meantime, state employees and law abiding citizens are unprotected targets.
This proposed regulation flies in the face of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Virginia Constitution, and just as importantly in the face of common sense.
Governor, if you would, kindly explain exactly what event at what state executive facility precipitated your coming to the conclusion that this proposed regulation is justifiably necessary for the safety of the public.
I seriously doubt that you can do this, which leads to the conclusion that your motivation is strictly political. The citizens of the Commonwealth deserve better.

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