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Don’t you people have anything better to do?

I received the following in email today.  Apparently the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands has a little time on his hands as his constituents prepare for the arrival of Auntie Irma later this week.

 

NRA Condemns U.S. Virgin Island Firearm Confiscation Plan

NRA Prepared to Engage Legal System to Halt Unconstitutional Order

Fairfax, Va.—The National Rifle Association on Tuesday announced its strong opposition to the order signed by U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp allowing the government to seize personal firearms and ammunition ahead of Hurricane Irma. The NRA is prepared to engage the legal system to halt the unconstitutional order.”People need the ability to protect themselves during times of natural disaster,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action. “This dangerous order violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and puts their lives at risk.”

After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin instituted a similar order and began confiscating legally owned and possessed firearms. The NRA intervened in federal court and was able to halt the confiscations and obtain an order requiring the return of the seized firearms. The organization then backed federal legislation to prohibit the confiscation of legal firearms from law-abiding citizens during states of emergency. In 2006, President George W. Bush signed this legislation into law.

“When 911 is non-existent and law enforcement personnel are overwhelmed with search-and-rescue missions and other emergency duties, law-abiding American citizens must be able to protect their families and loved ones. The NRA is prepared to  pursue legal action to halt Gov. Mapp’s dangerous and unconstitutional order,” concluded Cox.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Follow the NRA on social at Facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and Twitter @NRA.
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2 Comments

  1. mrgarabaldi

     /  September 5, 2017

    Hey DB;

    Why let a crisis go to waste. They can seize the firearms, then the citizens have to use the court system to get them back, and that takes time……by this time, the crisis is over and not all of the people will get their guns back…some will be “lost”, a double win for the enforcers.

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