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)
State Senator William C. Wampler (R-40)
State Senator Walter A. Stosch (R-12)
State Senator Edward Houck (D-17)
State Senator Janet Howell (D-32)
State Senator Richard Saslaw (D-35)
State Senator Kenneth Stolle (R-8)
State Senator Frederick Quayle (R-13)
State Senator Thomas Norment, Jr. (R-3)
State Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (R-24)
State Senator John Miller (D-1)
State Senator Henry Marsh, III (D-16)
State Senator Louise Lucas (D-18)
State Senator Mary Margaret Whipple (D-31)
State Senator Roscoe Reynolds (D-20)