ACTION ITEM CHESTERFIELD/RICHMOND AREA 1/31/09

If you live in the Chesterfield/Richmond area and your Senator is John C. Watkins, we need to you send an email to him URGENTLY.

Senator Watkins has not let his position be known on Senator Marsh's gun show bill.

While Senator Watkins claims to be pro-gun, he doesn't always vote that way.

Constituents of Senator Watkins - here is his email address and a suggested message:

Email:

district10@senate.virginia.gov

Suggested subject:

OPPOSE SB 1257!

Suggested message:

Dear Senator Watkins,

I urge you to OPPOSE SB 1257, which is nothing more than a private gun-sale registration scheme for gun shows. It will needlessly hamper gun shows, one of the few businesses that are succeeding during the current bad economic climate.

The Secretary of Public Safety admitted in committee that they had no data to show that this bill would do anything to stop crime.

This bill, had it been law years ago, would have done NOTHING to stop the massacre that happened at Virginia Tech. Indeed those guns that are illegally purchased at gun shows are almost always done via a straw purchase, which is simply not stoppable.

This is an important issue to me and I will be following the Floor vote on SB 1257 this Monday. Please stand for liberty and freedom by voting "no" to SB 1257.

Sincerely,
[YOUR NAME]
[YOUR ADDRESS]

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If you wish to call Senator Watkins (an excellent idea), here is his phone number: 804-698-7510