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Gun Tax Bill to be Heard Tomorrow in Virginia!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voices Heard!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 4, the Senate Finance Committee will be hearing Senate Bill 1166

Sponsored by State Senator John Watkins (R-10), 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. 

Please contact the members of the Senate Finance Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to oppose a tax increase on the Second Amendment rights of Virginia’s law-abiding gun owners.  Contact information can be found below.

State Senator John Watkins (R-10)
(804) 698-7510
district10@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator William C. Wampler (R-40)
(804) 698-7540
district40@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Walter A. Stosch (R-12)
(804) 698-7512
district12@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Edward Houck (D-17)
(804) 698-7517
district17@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Janet Howell (D-32)
(804) 698-7532
district32@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Richard Saslaw (D-35)
(804) 698-7535
district35@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Kenneth Stolle (R-8)
(804) 698-7508
district08@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Frederick Quayle (R-13)
(804) 698-7513
district13@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Thomas Norment, Jr. (R-3)
(804) 698-7503
district03@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (R-24)
(804) 698-7524
district24@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator John Miller (D-1)
(804) 698-7501
district01@senate.virginia.gov  

State Senator Henry Marsh, III (D-16)
(804) 698-7516
district16@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Louise Lucas (D-18)
(804) 698-7518
district18@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Mary Margaret Whipple (D-31)
(804) 698-7531
district31@senate.virginia.gov

State Senator Roscoe Reynolds (D-20)
(804) 698-7520
district20@senate.virginia.gov

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