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  • National Guard Confiscating Guns Ahead of Irma?

    Obviously this didn't happen in Texas ahead of Harvey.

    http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/virgin-islands-allows-national-guard-seize-guns-ammo-ahead-hurricane-irma/

    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.


    I haven't been able to find an article that explains any kind of rationale for this move. The section highlighted in red seems to indicate that the guns an ammo aren't being confiscated as some sort of safety measure (which is still dumb), but so that the Guard can actually use them??? This raises at least a few questions. A: Doesn't the national guard have their own guns and ammo? B: Who does that national guard plan on shooting with these civilian arms that they haven't had any time to practice with? C: If the governor expects things to get so bad that the Guard needs to be prepared to use confiscated guns to shoot people, is there enough of a national guard presence to ensure everyone's safety?

    I could think of more questions, but they just get even more ridiculous since the entire situation is pretty ridiculous.

    Zero Hedge has a scan of the actual order from the governor. It's still clear as mud and leaves an awful lot open to interpretation.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-0...y-and-supplies

    I'm unsure of how constitutional law applies to a US territory compared to a state. Even if this move passes legal muster, I'd love to hear an explanation of the thought process that led to the governor thinking this is a wise thing to do. What is he hoping to accomplish?

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  • #2
    Originally posted by WARFAB View Post
    Even if this move passes legal muster, I'd love to hear an explanation of the thought process that led to the governor thinking this is a wise thing to do. What is he hoping to accomplish?
    Follow the money. See where Soros and Bloomberg fit in.

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    • 24Pink14Stink
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      This is why I like you so much MS. Plain spoken and likely dead on.

    • masterswimmer
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      24, I figure it takes a lot more intelligence than I possess to expand on some of my thoughts.

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    As far as I know, US territories receive the exact same constitutional protections we do. Not sure how some over-zealous governor can suspend the Bill of Rights with the stroke of a pen.
    Sticky Lips at High Noon!

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    • #4
      As far as I know, US territories receive the exact same Civil Rights we do. Not sure how some over-zealous governor can suspend the Bill of Rights with the stroke of a pen.

      FIFY ..

      P.S.
      didn't Cuomo do the exact same thing ...??
      think about that, about Federal Territories, and if you actually have any Constitutional Rights
      “The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power in power.” – Gerry Spence

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      • 24Pink14Stink
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        Cuomo, whomever was guvnah when Katrina hit., etc.

    • #5
      Norm always does a great job of providing perspective on current events.
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      • #6
        Big brother just trying to help keep all the guns dry, nothing to see here USA. This probably isn't a test of loyalty case.
        I'm no proctologist, but I know an azzhole when I see one!!

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        • #7
          If I had guns water a generator and food to ride out the storm and the government came to confiscate it and give it to people who didn't............they would be doing it from prying it from my dead hands

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          • #8
            skip to 2:10

             
            “The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power in power.” – Gerry Spence

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            • #9
              Originally posted by Norm DeGuerre View Post
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              That explanation was as clear as muddy water.

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              • #10
                ...politically correct provisions to appease the ignorant. Then comes the lame excuse for justification.
                If he does not know how to write an order so it is not ambiguous maybe he should not have that job.
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