ACTION ITEM: Comments On Permanent VA. State-Agency Gun Ban Needed

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ACTION ITEM: Comments On Permanent VA. State-Agency Gun Ban Needed
Virginia Citizens Defense League
Virginia Citizens Defense League

Virginia – -(Ammoland.com)- The Virginia Governor has an “emergency” state-agency gun ban in place. That emergency ban runs out in 18 months. What will follow it, is a permanent gun ban.

The permanent gun ban is being done following the normal method – it is listed in the Regulatory Town Hall and is required to get comments from the public for about six weeks.

I am told by someone who would know that if we can provide an overwhelming number of comments providing good reasons for the regulation not to be implemented, we stand a chance of stopping the regulation if the press picks up on the issue and runs with it.

Simply urging Governor Terry Mcauliffe to drop the idea is a waste of time, as he has already made up his mind. We want to get the attention of the press and others.

As a bonus, with a huge negative response, the Governor cannot point to the Regulatory Town Hall and say that no one responded because they agree with what he is doing!

Unlike letters and email sent to the Governor, which he can hide from disclosure by placing them in his “Governor’s working papers,” your comments in the Regulatory Town Hall are public and visible to all.

Another important note. If at least 25 of us also request that the comment period be extended, it will get another 30 days added to the cut-off date (currently January 27th 2016).

Here is the link where you can enter your comments:

http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Comments.cfm?StageID=7379

Click “Enter a comment”

Fill in your name, email address.

Suggested Subject/Title: Something like “This regulation is dangerous to public safety,” or “Why deny Virginia citizens right to self-defense?” or “Government buildings are targets of terrorism, why make it easier for terrorists to succeed?” (Whatever title you decide on, make sure it is clear by just reading the title that you oppose the regulation. Don’t depend on someone reading your message to figure out your position.)

Suggested message:

This proposed regulation will have the opposite of the intended affect by playing into the hands of terrorists, violent criminals, and the criminally insane. We have had no shootings in state agencies and this prohibition on those with a concealed handgun permit, some of whom have active and ongoing threats to their lives, is entirely without any justification and needlessly and recklessly endangers innocent lives.

Disarming good citizens (who are the only ones likely to obey the prohibition) does not make them safer.

Importantly the Governor has no authority for this regulation. If the General Assembly wanted the Governor to have such power, they would have granted it to him explicitly, as is required constitutionally.

This proposed regulation is a solution for which there is no problem. It endangers state employees, law abiding citizens, and the innocent by making state buildings a safe zone for terrorists, criminals, and the criminally insane to conduct their evil and savage actions.

This regulations should not be approved and the emergency regulation withdrawn.

Please extended the comment period for another 30 days.

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I encourage you to customize the message, including adding your own talking points. Some points you might wish to integrate (you don’t need to do all of them):

  • All but two of the public massacres since 1950 had been committed by criminals and terrorists in “gun-free zones,” which is exactly what this regulation creates
  • Off-duty police officers are also prevented from carrying
  • Bans in rest stops send a very uninviting message to, and endanger the lives of, interstate travelers
  • The cost of providing additional security to protect everyone who has been disarmed by this regulation will be prohibitive
  • The ban won’t hold up in court, due to lack of authority by the Governor
  • If parking lots are included in the ban, then citizens will be disarmed to and from their residences and everywhere in between

WE NEED TO CREATE A MASSIVE RESPONSE! Cross post this to your friends, family members, fellow employees, church groups, chat groups, etc., etc.

As of 9:33 PM on the first day of the comment period there are a total of only ELEVEN comments. You can check back on the Regulatory Town Hall using the comment link to watch as the comments pour in.

VCDL – LET’S ROLL AND ROLL HARD!

About Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL):

Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL). VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to defending the human rights of all Virginians. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a fundamental human right.

For more information, visit: www.vcdl.org.

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Al Schmidt
Al Schmidt
5 years ago

Those that promote gun free zones are really promoting mass murder. Criminals are not stupid, They do not want to die, they will pick the unarmed targets all the time, or at least try. Gun Free Zones are invitations to mass murderers! That makes those that want gun free zones guilty of murder. Those that promote gun control are either brain dead or want people control. Taking away te peoples right to own weapons will result in millions of innocent people being killed by the government. Just like what happened in Hitler’s Germany, the numerous dictators in Russia, China &… Read more »

Henri Caddell
Henri Caddell
5 years ago

Thank you Democrats who voted for an eastern liberal urban Democrat fund raiser Obama supporter. This is what we law abiding citizens get in return.

Rick Casselman
Rick Casselman
5 years ago

Only RESPONSIBLY ARMED CITIZENS will obey this sign. And by doing so they become soft targets. I will not legally enter any building with this sign.

steve mc tagg
steve mc tagg
5 years ago

Thank God ,finally a sign to protect us ,Who,s the smart ass who thought this up//???

Daprof
Daprof
5 years ago

Heck, the sign is only defensive in nature. And defense doesn’t win…offense does. As anyone in most any sport.

I was thinking, though, of a new product: “No Gun” sign body armor plate.

Or perhaps a “No Gun” sign that you can throw that has a razor edge…

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

“This is the place to get even with the State”. That should be the caption above the sign. The caption below the sign should read ” Enter at your own risk “

nicephotog
nicephotog
5 years ago

The pistol was banned in 1902 the high powered firearms were banned in 1997, there were post 2010 both mass shootings and automatic weapons used in crimes including armalite / modern-military in Australia and there is just one unusual extra that’s different when touting success…
http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2015/12/30/shotgun-fired-at-nsw-police-during-pursuit.html