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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stop the Gun Tax

Today, the Senate Finance Committee reported Senate Bill 1166 our of committee and now heads to the full Senate.

Sponsored by State Senator John Watkins (R-Chesterfiled), this bill would increase the gun tax charged by the Virginia State Police to run the mandatory background check from $2 to $5, a 150% increase for Virginia residents. For non-state residents, the legislation mandates an increase of 60%, from $5 to $8. The state budget should not be balanced on the back of Virgnia's gun owners.

It is imperative that you contact your State Senator TODAY at their Richmond office and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 1166. Contact information for your State Senator can be found by clicking here.

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