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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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1/18/17  10:52 am
Commenter: Richard Cooke


I find no compelling evidence in the statement "[a]llowing concealed carry in [state] facilities exposes our state employees and fellow citizens to unnecessary risk." There are no facts or statistics to support this claim.
I also find 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.
Persons with a valid concealed carry permit expose no risk as compared to the risk of working in a gun free zone.