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.