Virginia SB 248: funding gun control groups with taxpayer money and killing off the first amendment
Updated: May 20, 2020
Best way to keep the money flowing to local VA based gun control groups as they’re working it into the budget.
Key point is “community-based organizations“, which are groups like the Virginia Center For Public Safety (which is the state branch of Ceasefire). The money is then used for grants to support these groups/organization. They’re doing something similar in Illinois (funding gun control groups via state grants with tax revenue off of legal marijuana sales). Compare this bill to the grant program in Illinois (in link). It’s almost identical in nature.
Fight this bill as hard as you can, as if it’s passed and signed into law it will ensure a honeypot of money for gun control groups in which you will pay for as Virginia taxpayers.
Adding this in as well (another recently introduced bill). Guess you can’t make fun of the the VA government using the internet (if passed) either. First amendment anyone?!?!?!??!?: