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Firearms bureau shutting down indefinitely

 
sttanon
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My wife was showing me a snippit on Facebook from VI Free Press saying that the VIPD Firearms bureau that handles gun permits is shutting down indefinitely.  Havent seen this anywhere else, has anyone heard about this or seen a article ?

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Topic starter Posted : December 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Gator's Mom
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Link to the VI Police website's news states it is a temporary - though indefinite - closing.

http://vipd.gov.vi/Public_Interest/Press_Releases/Show_Press_Release/18-12-17/Firearms_Bureau_Temporary_Closing.aspx

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Posted : December 18, 2018 1:02 pm
vicanuck
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I guess that means only the criminals can obtain guns for the foreseeable future.

Of course, illegal guns are plentiful and easy to find if a responsible law abiding citizen needs one.

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Posted : December 18, 2018 2:12 pm
speee1dy
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Posted by: vicanuck

I guess that means only the criminals can obtain guns for the foreseeable future.

Of course, illegal guns are plentiful and easy to find if a responsible law abiding citizen needs one.

that was my thought too 

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Posted : December 18, 2018 4:14 pm
stxsailor
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Useless corrupt bureau, on two occasions i had friends who register their guns had their houses broken into and only their guns stolen. 

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Posted : December 18, 2018 4:48 pm
OhioJumbie
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I lived on St Croix for almost 6 years. I had a 38 Smith & Wesson that I had brought from the states. I never registered it  for the EXACT same reason stxsailor mentioned. I knew 3 people who registered their firearms with the VIPD & all had their homes broken into within several months. I gave my gun to a friend when I left island & told them do not let the police know you have it. 

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Posted : December 18, 2018 9:08 pm
speee1dy
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Posted by: OhioJumbie

I lived on St Croix for almost 6 years. I had a 38 Smith & Wesson that I had brought from the states. I never registered it  for the EXACT same reason stxsailor mentioned. I knew 3 people who registered their firearms with the VIPD & all had their homes broken into within several months. I gave my gun to a friend when I left island & told them do not let the police know you have it. 

i had heard about this happening for year.  but i have never known anyone it happened to 

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Posted : December 19, 2018 11:52 am
stxsailor
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Maybe they don't want the citizenry to be armed. That may stop the VIPD friends and family who are doing the crimes since there would be more risk of them getting shot entering someones home or business. Now that's funny!  

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Posted : December 20, 2018 8:02 am
Mamaofmia
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Good afternoon!

IF I don't register my guns and have "an issue", while protecting myself. What fresh Hell would I encounter?

 

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Posted : April 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Jumbie
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I would think if an intruder broke into your residence & you had no choice except to use armed force to stop the burglar, self defense  precludes everything else.  

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Posted : April 16, 2019 7:13 am
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