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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 Final
Comment Period Ends 1/25/2017
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12/27/16  2:06 pm
Commenter: Aaron Stevenson


I reject the Department's assertion that "[a]llowing concealed carry in [state] facilities exposes our state employees and fellow citizens to unnecessary risk." This claim is baseless. Thousands of people all throughout Virginia carry arms as a part of their daily routine. The General Assembly expressly permits citizens to carry concealed throughout the Commonwealth, but DGS takes the meritless position that these citizens become untrustworthy when they enter a state-owned facility.

I also reject the Department's contention that Virginia Code §§ 2.2-1100(B), 2.2-1102(A)(1) and 2.2- 1129(B) provide the necessary authority to promulgate these regulations.