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 Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 10/21/2016
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9/10/16  9:33 am
Commenter: Bill Schwartz

I oppose this regulation

I oppose this regulation. Laws are primarily passed to punish lawbreakers, and any deterrent effect they might have is only a by-product. Since anyone who might be inclined to shoot up a government office is unlikely to be deterred by a law prohibiting firearms in the target area, the net effect will be to infringe the rights of many thousands of legal, responsible gun owners while having a negligible (if any) effect on lawbreakers.


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