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Guns

Jambrad
May 15, 2016 11:13PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 5

Are guns allowed in the Virgin Islands?
Privately owned that is, are there any hunting opportunities?

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Alana33
May 16, 2016 12:18AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,580

There's nothing to hunt/kill.
You have to jump thru a lot of hoops to bring a gun in to the islands and have it properly licensed.

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OldTart
May 16, 2016 08:41AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 6,524

If you do a search on the relocation forum (see link under "forum list" above) you'll find links to threads which explain the whole procedure in detail. However, as Alana says, there is nothing to hunt here and I would add that we prefer you NOT bring your firearms here.

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watruw8ing4
May 16, 2016 09:11AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 849

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OldTart
If you do a search on the relocation forum (see link under "forum list" above) you'll find links to threads which explain the whole procedure in detail. However, as Alana says, there is nothing to hunt here and I would add that we prefer you NOT bring your firearms here.

"We"? Is there a poll I missed?

I personally don't care if anyone brings a gun here, as long as they follow the established laws, and are vigilant about keeping it secure.

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CruzanIron
May 16, 2016 09:44AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,383

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OldTart
If you do a search on the relocation forum (see link under "forum list" above) you'll find links to threads which explain the whole procedure in detail. However, as Alana says, there is nothing to hunt here and I would add that we prefer you NOT bring your firearms here.

WE think it is a good idea to arm yourself for personal protection.

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Gumbo
May 16, 2016 08:54PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 456

If you meet the qualifications, by all means bring your firearms. More armed citizens will always result in less crime. Its your right as an American. It doesn't matter what anyone would prefer.

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Spartygrad95
May 16, 2016 10:26PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,870

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Gumbo
If you meet the qualifications, by all means bring your firearms. More armed citizens will always result in less crime. Its your right as an American. It doesn't matter what anyone would prefer.

Exactly why the crime rate in the US is ZERO, amirite?

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Jambrad
May 16, 2016 10:46PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 5

Didn't mean to start a war, jusr curious. Responsibly armed citizen that won't travel/live where laws keep me from doung so. There are fanatics on both sides I am neither.

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JohnnyU
May 16, 2016 11:22PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 446

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Gumbo
If you meet the qualifications, by all means bring your firearms. More armed citizens will always result in less crime. Its your right as an American. It doesn't matter what anyone would prefer.

Exactly why the crime rate in the US is ZERO, amirite?

So you arguing that legal gun owners are responsible for crime?

I don't think its legal gun owners pushing the murder count to > 500 (est 2016) for the year and damn near 3000 shot (2015) in Chicago, but i could be wrong and would appreciate you enlightening me on the number of shooting perpetrated by legal gun owners

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JohnnyU
May 16, 2016 11:26PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 446

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OldTart
If you do a search on the relocation forum (see link under "forum list" above) you'll find links to threads which explain the whole procedure in detail. However, as Alana says, there is nothing to hunt here and I would add that we prefer you NOT bring your firearms here.

Disagree. I've seen 2 nice 8pt bucks on STX and plenty of Doves

Now if you had said there's nothing one can legally hunt...

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Jambrad
May 17, 2016 12:01AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 5

Sorry about the spelling in my earlier post, was sitting on the back porch enjoying a cigar(without my glasses)
My wife and I plan to visit this summer with the intention of buying a retirement home.We expect to move there full time in about 3 years with our son who will be around 11 at that time. We enjoy shooting/hunting together and weren't sure if that would be possible there. Are there any skeet/gun clubs?

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OldTart
May 17, 2016 05:56AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 6,524

There's one shooting range - on St Croix.

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CruzanIron
May 17, 2016 07:43AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,383

Two...

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Spartygrad95
May 17, 2016 12:00PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,870

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Gumbo
If you meet the qualifications, by all means bring your firearms. More armed citizens will always result in less crime. Its your right as an American. It doesn't matter what anyone would prefer.

Exactly why the crime rate in the US is ZERO, amirite?

So you arguing that legal gun owners are responsible for crime?

I don't think its legal gun owners pushing the murder count to > 500 (est 2016) for the year and damn near 3000 shot (2015) in Chicago, but i could be wrong and would appreciate you enlightening me on the number of shooting perpetrated by legal gun owners

I never said anything of the sort, was just refuted the nonsense about more "armed citizens" equals less crime. That is pure fiction. So, when a "legal" gun owner does use his weapon for evil is he just a "bad seed"? Because obviously every law abiding legal gun owner was ok with their fetish toy, until they weren't.

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Alana33
May 17, 2016 03:07PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,580

We don't need to be killing defenseless deer and doves.
Shoot each other if you must have a gun and leave the animals alone.

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CruzanIron
May 17, 2016 03:17PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,383

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Alana33
We don't need to be killing defenseless deer and doves.
Shoot each other if you must have a gun and leave the animals alone.

I grew up EATING mountain doves when I was a kid.

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Spartygrad95
May 17, 2016 04:30PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,870

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Alana33
We don't need to be killing defenseless deer and doves.
Shoot each other if you must have a gun and leave the animals alone.

I grew up EATING mountain doves when I was a kid.

They are delicious. Also, we should put defenseless animals in the backs of our SUVs because they "look cold". I love animals. As pets, medium rare, in the wild, but man, since we are the dominant species, needs to cull animals to maintain healthy populations. I would love some fresh venison and would get a hunting weapon if a deer season was allowed (not hat it should with too many homes)

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JohnnyU
May 17, 2016 05:12PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 446

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Alana33
We don't need to be killing defenseless deer and doves.
Shoot each other if you must have a gun and leave the animals alone.

But they taste so good

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JohnnyU
May 17, 2016 05:23PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 446

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Gumbo
If you meet the qualifications, by all means bring your firearms. More armed citizens will always result in less crime. Its your right as an American. It doesn't matter what anyone would prefer.

Exactly why the crime rate in the US is ZERO, amirite?

So you arguing that legal gun owners are responsible for crime?

I don't think its legal gun owners pushing the murder count to > 500 (est 2016) for the year and damn near 3000 shot (2015) in Chicago, but i could be wrong and would appreciate you enlightening me on the number of shooting perpetrated by legal gun owners

I never said anything of the sort, was just refuted the nonsense about more "armed citizens" equals less crime. That is pure fiction. So, when a "legal" gun owner does use his weapon for evil is he just a "bad seed"? Because obviously every law abiding legal gun owner was ok with their fetish toy, until they weren't.

Same could be said for many things - Alcohol. GMO foods, Autos, Boats, airplanes, etc

Whats pure fiction is making blanket claims with a lack of proof, correlation doesn't equal causation

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specialk
May 17, 2016 09:29PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 567

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Alana33
There's nothing to hunt/kill.
You have to jump thru a lot of hoops to bring a gun in to the islands and have it properly licensed.

I disagree. Bringing firearms here (legally) is quite simple. And if you follow proceedure getting them licensed is easy, too. It doesn't happen overnight. But it's not a big deal.,

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CruzanIron
May 18, 2016 08:01AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,383

I find the hypocrisy amusing when it is perfectly OK to kill fish with a spear gun.

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OldTart
May 18, 2016 08:58AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 6,524

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CruzanIron
I find the hypocrisy amusing when it is perfectly OK to kill fish with a spear gun.

Indeed and I count myself as a total hypocrite where this is concerned. I don't think I could ever kill an animal for food (even the times I've gone fishing it's been really difficult and the majority of the time I throw the catch back in the water!), absolutely could never hunt for "sport" - but eat meat and fish, My hypocritical bent has never allowed me to eat venison, rabbit or veal. Selective hypocrisy! And yes, I acknowledge the dichotomy.

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JohnnyU
May 18, 2016 09:38AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 446

FWIW - A couple of nice bucks - east end STX




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Jambrad
May 18, 2016 10:49AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 5

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FWIW - A couple of nice bucks - east end STX





Very nice deer indeed>

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LiquidFluoride
May 18, 2016 01:30PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 1,924

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I find the hypocrisy amusing when it is perfectly OK to kill fish with a spear gun.

Indeed and I count myself as a total hypocrite where this is concerned. I don't think I could ever kill an animal for food (even the times I've gone fishing it's been really difficult and the majority of the time I throw the catch back in the water!), absolutely could never hunt for "sport" - but eat meat and fish, My hypocritical bent has never allowed me to eat venison, rabbit or veal. Selective hypocrisy! And yes, I acknowledge the dichotomy.

cognitive dissonance = / = hypocrisy

holding two opposing ideas (cognitive dissonance) is not the same as hypocrisy.... unless OT is actually out there spearfishing and killing animals (I don't think so) then she's just holding two ideas that oppose eachother; which is totally human AND I think one of the things that separates us from the animal world.

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