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VING allowed to seize private guns and ammo?!?!  

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rosesisland
(@rosesisland)
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Are you kidding me? Another good reason not to register a gun! Is this even lawful?

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/05/virgin-islands-allows-national-guard-to-seize-guns-ammo-ahead-of-hurricane-irma/

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Posted : September 5, 2017 5:08 pm
Scubadoo
(@Scubadoo)
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Probably legal during a state of emergency, like curfews and marshal law.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 5:17 pm
yum9035
(@yum9035)
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If & when they come for your gun(s), just hide them well and claim you took them to the states and sold them....

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Posted : September 5, 2017 5:19 pm
GregVT
(@GregVT)
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If the pdf file linked on that page is authentic, it says "...The Adjutant General is authorized and DIRECTED to seize arms..."

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Posted : September 5, 2017 5:35 pm
Oldie1
(@Oldie1)
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WTF???

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Posted : September 5, 2017 6:11 pm
LiquidFluoride
(@LiquidFluoride)
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that is written in to the emergency act, but it's not being leveraged. I'm sitting right next to the FEMA and national guard control cells, no talk of anything like that is going around.

I'm sure that was just the language that was pre written for declaring a state of emergency. (not to say people shouldn't raise their concerns about it, just don't see it as written specifically for this situation alone).

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : September 5, 2017 6:15 pm
Spartygrad95
(@Spartygrad95)
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Yeah the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever and guns is the most important thing. Skyatta yo skunts.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 6:18 pm
rosesisland
(@rosesisland)
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that is written in to the emergency act, but it's not being leveraged. I'm sitting right next to the FEMA and national guard control cells, no talk of anything like that is going around.

I'm sure that was just the language that was pre written for declaring a state of emergency. (not to say people shouldn't raise their concerns about it, just don't see it as written specifically for this situation alone).

Thanks, Eric, that makes me feel better.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 6:34 pm
NorthsideKevin
(@NorthsideKevin)
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The source of information seems to be the "daily caller." That pretty much says it all.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 7:05 pm
Scubadoo
(@Scubadoo)
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The reference PDF looks like the official signed order. Makes sense that it's just standard verbiage as LF stated.

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Posted : September 5, 2017 7:29 pm
stxisbest
(@stxisbest)
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The source of information seems to be the "daily caller." That pretty much says it all.

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20170905/nra-condemns-us-virgin-island-firearm-confiscation-plan

Virgin Islands Governor Signs Order For Confiscation of Personal Firearms Ahead of Hurricane Irma

http://www.wnd.com/2017/09/governor-in-u-s-territory-orders-gun-grab/

Me nono--wouldn't put it past that fat toad. And if you believe he will stay in government house for the storm consider the source- 🙂

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Posted : September 6, 2017 12:29 am
Pammerjo
(@Pammerjo)
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Can you imagine this even being considered in say, Montana?

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Posted : September 6, 2017 12:33 am
Gator's Mom
(@Gator's_Mom)
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Montana is an open carry state. In the VI, it is difficult to get a license to legally own a gun. I'm not sure whose guns will be taken.

There was considerable lawlessness in the VI post Marilyn and post Hugo.

Can you imagine this even being considered in say, Montana?

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Posted : September 6, 2017 1:43 am
stxisbest
(@stxisbest)
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Montana is an open carry state. In the VI, it is difficult to get a license to legally own a gun. I'm not sure whose guns will be taken.

There was considerable lawlessness in the VI post Marilyn and post Hugo.

Can you imagine this even being considered in say, Montana?

Only the ones that have an address--how do you think a bunch of these weapons end up being stolen within days of licensing? All the more reason not to get on a "list". You think they gonna start in the projects door to door for illegal weapons. chuups

stay safe and dry-

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Posted : September 6, 2017 2:16 am
Jumbie
(@ohiojumbie-2)
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I lived on STX for almost 6 years and had a loaded pistol in my home that I never registered. I brought the pistol to STX per AA guidelines. I filled out the declaration of a firearm form, plus the unloaded pistol was in a locked gun case. The ammo was sent separate on another trip in ck'd luggage. The sole reason I did not register it was I had several of my friends that registered their weapons only to have them stolen in a home break-in a few weeks or months later.

Fortunately I never had to use it plus we never had any unwanted intruders aka "thiefs" in our home.

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Posted : September 6, 2017 9:59 am
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