Oh, HELL NO!!!

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.
Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department.
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24 Responses to Oh, HELL NO!!!

  1. rayvet says:

    This is a test for future use “on the mainland”. You watch and see if I’m right.

  2. Andrew says:

    People living in Territories have less rights overall than people living in States. It is one of the perks of State-hood.

    Look at all the issues Guam has had with guns.

    And yes, confiscation will inevitably be proven to be unconstitutional, but by then it will be too late.

    • Sanders says:

      Like in New Orleans: “Okay, you can have your guns back if you show us a receipt”.

      • crazyeighter says:

        “Meanwhile, we’ll just store them in this barrel of salt water.”

        • Elmo says:

          Or in the case of really nice firearms, they will be stored in the gun safes of the confiscating department’s members… in perpetuity.

          “I’m sorry, Sir. We can’t seem to find your beautiful, classic, mint condition Model 29 Smith & Wesson. What are you going to do about it?”

  3. Unclezip says:

    Guns? What guns?

  4. bogsidebunny says:

    That order is unmitigated Bullshit. I would hope the firearm owners would resist.

  5. John Deaux says:

    Oh don’t worry about it, according to several of the posts on a story posted earlier this week they ain’t skeerd, they just going to shoot it out.
    Do what you must, but do it as lawfully as you can.
    Check your state laws on the subject people

  6. Jeffery in Alabama says:

    What a crock. I did a quick internet search and in the U.S. Virgin Islands, citizens have basically the same rights guaranteed by the Constitution as other Americans (well, at least the basic rights some Yankee/”blue states” have). The article mentioned the “seizure of explosives”. I believe that is just a buzz phrase as the gun laws there are plenty strict. I can’t see a private citizen having explosives unless it would be for “commercial” use. The article seemed a convoluted mentioning “this is not time to surf during a hurricane etc”. One would think the NG would have bigger fish to fry instead of worrying about legally obtained firearms where the citizens have obviously gone through stringent background checks to even obtain a “permit to purchase” a firearm.

  7. FriscoKid says:

    Hey, Claire, when is it time to start shooting the bastards?

  8. nonncom says:

    “I’m sorry, all mine were stolen”….

  9. wildbill says:

    I seem to remember something about the National Guard there using their trucks to loot during hurricane Hugo, if they were even out. Total failure to protect the people. Also reports of armed gangs running around. Bush had to send in troops to put down the violence.

  10. Trib says:

    Wait to see what Florida does? Big Bro is making his move sooner rather than later. Got to go. Anyone know the best way to hide ammo under ground long term? Needs to survive 500 year flood.

    • Andrew says:

      Large diameter PVC sewer pipe, you can get both solid and screw-on end caps. Make them about 2′ long, as any longer gets heavy. Bury them under at least a foot of dirt, maybe with some of those garden pavers on them.

      Put the ammo in heavy ziplocs with dehumidifier packs, stuff into the tubes, seal the ends wit lots of sealer, and bury the fuckers. Works for guns, too, but make sure you treat your guns for long-term storage with some good storage gunk and waterproof bags.

  11. crazyeighter says:

    I fail to see how the seizure of privately-owned firearms would contribute to preparation for the storm.

    • FriscoKid says:

      “Thank you for your comments, citizen. Your badthink has been noted and passed on to the appropriate authorities for review…”

  12. Phil B says:

    Registration = confiscation, sooner or later. Just watch and see …

  13. mrgarabaldi says:

    Hey Kenny;

    Why let a crisis go to waste?, they can seize the guns, and the citizens can petition the courts to get them back…and that takes time. By the time they get them back, the crisis will be over. And as it always happens, not all the guns will be returned…some will be “missing”. A double win for the enforcers.

  14. rick says:

    Oh no, they say. Registration does not lead to confiscation.

  15. Gary Clements says:

    http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/

    The above is a link to the Tennessee Code Annotated. Section 58-2-107 prohibits seizure of firearms (see section (m) and also (e-8) ) in Tennessee during times of martial rule.
    Just enter 58-2-107 in the Lexis search box.
    See the very last bullet point that was signed into law during Gov. Phil Bredesen’s term.
    At the same time they also changed section (e)(8) of the same law to show that the Governor could not ban firearms.

  16. Elmo says:

    A quick search reveals that U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp was born in New York City and was at one time a New York City trainee cop.
    No wonder he feels the urge to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens.

  17. Doc B says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, I present exhibit number 2.

    The “Oathkeepers” in the National Guard and the local Police State WILL FOLLOW ORDERS. The NCOs will see to that with the “Soldiers”; however the local Police State will need no such motivation.

    Just like Exhibit number 1 “Katrina”, when the chips are down you have no rights.

    I piss on “Oathkeepers”.

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