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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9/14/16  9:24 am
Commenter: D. W. Bridges

I oppose this proposed regulation

Considering the background checks and investigation that the process for acquiring a Concealed Handgun Permit in the Commonwealth of Virginia requires, not allowing Concealed Carry in accordance with the proposed regulation doesn't make any sense.  Not allowing Open Carrying of a firearm, considering anybody can do that, makes more sense.  If someone is carrying concealed, a police officer can ask to see their CHP, and then allow them on their way.  Citizens with CHP's issued by the state are, I believe, far more law-abiding than the average citizen, because they understand the responsibility that goes along with carrying a weapon.  I have already seen some businesses that request no open carrying of firearms on their premises, but allow concealed carry.  State offices should allow the same.

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