|Action||Promulgation of new regulation banning concealed firearms in executive branch agency offices|
|Comment Period||Ends 1/25/2017|
Opposition to Proposed Rule
Banning the possession of weapons by properly permitted concealed carriers will do nothing to make these state spaces safer for employees or members of the public that rely on their services. Criminals or people intent on harm will not honor the regulation regardless -- only law abiding citizens will. This simply creates yet another gun free zone. Such zones are where the vast majority of the "mass violence" episodes take place.
Furthermore, such zones create additional difficulties for those Virginians who carry legally. We must either forego our right to carry completely on any trip that involves state owned facilities or go through the tedious process of securing our weapons and leaving them open to potential theft and later illegal use by criminals.
Please reject this regulation -- it will only hurt the law abiding citizens of Virginia and do nothing to actually accomplish its stated goals.