Whilst The Goldwater has been keeping you updated of different instances of looting as hurricane season is upon us, the Governor of the US Virgin Islands took political correctness one step further to the left in calling on the National Guard to seize all firearms of US citizens in order to protect public order as Hurricane Irma approached.
The Governor would do good to look at our <a href="http://www.thegoldwater.com/news/7324-More-Criminal-Savages-Indulge-In-Houston-Looting">series of articles on looting instances</a> in the wakes of <a href="http://thegoldwater.com/news/7756-VIDEO-Hurricane-Irma-St-Maarten-Looting-Breaks-Out">both Irma and Harvey.</a>
And that is only a handful, many more instances are reported.
With this in mind, and thinking back to the similar order signed by the then Mayor of New Orleans in 2005 when Hurrican Katrina hit, leaving residents no means of protecting themselves against possible looting of their property and belongings seems to us a bit of an overreach. As of this morning, it was reported that four people died in the Virgin Islands and buildings are badly damaged.
The order signed by the Governor states in no uncertain terms that the National Guard is now “authorized and directed to seize arms, ammunition, explosives, incendiary material and any other property” during the storm.
A copy of the order signed by the aforementioned Governor can be seen <a href="http://dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NATL-GUARD.pdf">here.</a>
The Oathkeepers website writer David Codrea, local resident, wrote that this is a “setup for the unconstitutional seizure of Hurricane Katrina all over again. Presumably, if a citizen defies the guard, the escalation of force up to and including lethal will be authorized and ‘legal.’”
Chris Cox of the National Rifle Association (NRA), also fired off a protest:
“People need the ability to protect themselves during times of natural disaster. This dangerous order violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and puts their lives at risk. 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 action.”