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Virginia: Gun Tax Legislation Heads to Senate Floor!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Please Contact Your State Senator Today!

Today, the Senate Finance Committee approved Senate Bill 1166.  SB1166 now heads to the full Senate for its consideration.

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. 

It is imperative that you contact your State Senator TODAY at their Richmond office at (800) 889-0229 or (804) 698-1990 and ask them to oppose Senate Bill 1166.  More contact information for your State Senator can be found by clicking here.

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