Virgin Islands seizes guns and ammo

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Re: Virgin Islands seizes guns and ammo

Postby rotor » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:39 pm

Tucker Carlson interviewed him tonight (9/5) and he said that this was not the case where they would take guns and ammo from citizens. He said that it would be unconstitutional to do that. He also said that this proclamation let NG buy guns or ammo without having to go through a requisition implying that they could go into a gun store and just buy ammo or guns as needed. Somehow the proclamation just didn't fit the supposed explanation given by they governor. I don't know what to believe.


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Re: Virgin Islands seizes guns and ammo

Postby CoffeeNut » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:52 pm

I can't see the Virgin Islands NG rounding up guns and ammo from people. They have about 1,000 currently in service and over 100,000 residents on the island. The manpower needed to roundup guns and prepare the island for a Category 5 storm just isn't there and even if they attempted it any meaningful resistance to it would present a huge challenge in how to handle it (not to mention major backlash).

Regardless of what the Governor signs those carrying out the orders have a duty to ensure they're lawful. They swore an oath to the Constitution and I can't see them breaking that just to get a few extra guns.

In any case can't the President federalize the VI Guard and prevent them from going about doing this? After Katrina it was made pretty clear that taking guns from people in a disaster will not be tolerated.
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Re: Virgin Islands seizes guns and ammo

Postby crazy2medic » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:36 am

The Governor of the VI should have wrote "Acquire" not "Seize" words have meaning and seize has consequences they may not want to have to deal with!
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Re: Virgin Islands seizes guns and ammo

Postby Excaliber » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:18 am

rotor wrote:Tucker Carlson interviewed him tonight (9/5) and he said that this was not the case where they would take guns and ammo from citizens. He said that it would be unconstitutional to do that. He also said that this proclamation let NG buy guns or ammo without having to go through a requisition implying that they could go into a gun store and just buy ammo or guns as needed. Somehow the proclamation just didn't fit the supposed explanation given by they governor. I don't know what to believe.


The real intended effect of the wording in the proclamation was very clear from the start.

Now it sounds like the blowback is having an effect.
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