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ZeSpectre
January 20, 2009, 10:11 AM
VA-ALERT: URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT! 1/20/09

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Van Cleave
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 12:20 AM
Subject: VA-ALERT: URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT! 1/20/09

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VCDL's meeting schedule: http://www.vcdl.org/meetings.html
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Abbreviations used in VA-ALERT: http://www.vcdl.org/help/abbr.html
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URGENT! Please follow the instructions below as soon as possible,
even if you can't do it until after this morning:

Today, Tuesday, January 20th, Senator Watkins has a bill, SB 1166,
that will be heard in subcommittee. It will raise the background
check tax on gun owners who are purchasing a gun 150%!

It will go from $2 to $5 if his bill becomes law.

This is the NICS check fee you pay the gun dealer when the dealer has
the State Police run a background check on you.

The question is - why are GUN OWNERS having to pay this tax at all???
The tax doesn't benefit gun owners. I already know I have a clean
background. I'm sure it is the same for you.

The argument for the tax is that it is for "public safety."

Fine, then the general public should pay for it out of the State's
general funds!

Better yet, the Commonwealth could save MILLIONS by letting the
federal government do the NICS check for FREE and get the State Police
out of that business altogether. Therefore even the current $2 tax
would not be necessary.

To send a message to your Senator about opposing SB 1166, click here:

http://tinyurl.com/7ptm4y

alloy
January 21, 2009, 07:59 AM
missed this, but also read that restaurant carry was being discussed again(and again, and again)

how did the issues progress ZeSpectre?

ZeSpectre
January 21, 2009, 10:53 AM
also read that restaurant carry was being discussed again (and again, and again)
and again and again ad infinitum until they fix that stupid law!

As for how things worked out I really don't know yet. Sounds like the 'critters were willing to bend an ear this year but I don't know if that will translate into action.