Virgin Islands: gun confiscation in the face of Hurricane Irma

Is this a harbinger of things to come?

If you’re a Leftist, anarchist or a Demorat, it’s an idea whose time is past due.

From the FederalistPapers.org:

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

by Seth Connell

The Second Amendment provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the Virgin Islands Governor somehow sees a Hurricane exception to the Supreme Law of all U.S. land.

As the Caribbean and United States prepare for the incredibly powerful Hurricane Irma, people everywhere from the Gulf Coast to the Carolinas are getting ready for possible impact. That includes the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory where the governor has signed an executive order authorizing the National Guard to seize privately owned firearms, ammunition, explosives, and property, The Daily Caller is reporting.

Because, as everyone knows, the US Virgin Islands is the first place one envisions when civil unrest and insurrection is at play. Right?

Wrong. The last time I suspect anyone conjured anything about the US Virgin Islands was whatever thought some Millennial/Gen Z’er had about Virgin Airlines or a hymen.

The governor wildly inflates his importance and the actual efficacy of the order unless the USVA is a hotbed of crime, gangs and violence — in which case the governor is massively negligent for allowing that situation to occur in the first place.

Governor Kenneth Mapp signed the order on Monday ahead of the Hurricane’s landfall. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to take personal property that it believes is necessary to protect the islands. That apparently includes residents’ personal firearms and ammunition, along with whatever other property is deemed “necessary.”

Not just the outright confiscation of firearms, but the confiscations of any and all amounts or property, no limits.

AYFKM? No, sadly, I am not.

A portion of the order reads as follows:

This well and truly comports with the Second Amendment’s hurricane exemption.

Remember that this is not the first time that firearms confiscation measures have been implemented in response to a storm. After Hurricane Katrina, police confiscated firearms from quite a few people in New Orleans without due process of law.

Despite their inability to cope with the resulting mayhem, several days after the storm passed New Orleans officials ordered the confiscation of lawfully-owned firearms from city residents. In a September 8, 2005 article, the New York Times described the scene, stating, “Local police officers began confiscating weapons from civilians in preparation for a forced evacuation of the last holdouts still living here… Police officers and federal law enforcement agents scoured the city carrying assault rifles seeking residents who have holed up to avoid forcible eviction.”

Of course, I’m lying my arse off. There is no exemption to any portion of the Second Amendment for the purposes of a hurricane or any other exigent situation.

As a result, this from TheHill.com:

NRA threatens legal action over Virgin Islands firearm confiscation order

by Josh Delk

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is threatening legal action to stop a seizure of guns and ammunition by U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp (I) ahead of Hurricane Irma, the group said Tuesday.

“People need the ability to protect themselves during times of natural disaster,” said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’S Institute for Legislative Action. “This dangerous order violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and puts their lives at risk.”

Let’s place a bit of historical significance around the issue, shall we? Remember, as some instructors said to me during various classes in university, “you may see this material again.” Or, “contrast and compare.”

Hand me my blue book.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin signed a similar order in 2005 amid the destruction from Hurricane Katrina allowing the seizure of private weapons, which the NRA opposed in a federal court. Congress later passed a bill, supported by the NRA and signed by President George W. Bush, banning future seizures of weapons during emergencies. 

Apparently Governor Kenneth Mapp is well and truly that ignorant and that dictatorial. He has evidently purposely forgotten this. Would I be correct to suggest it’s no mere oversight?

Let’s go one video further. Did you hear of this? Did you read of this? Likely not. Government pointing live weapons at civilians in times of — what — flooding? At minimum with .223 long guns? To what end? Were you anticipating nothing but looters and/or drug dealers? I would hope there is more to the story.

That was just fine, right?

RESIDENTS WERE HANDCUFFED ON THE GROUND. IN THE END POLICE TOOK THEIR WEAPONS. BUT LET THEM STAY IN THEIR HOMES.

An actual Oathkeeper.

And that is what you get for deigning to live in any number of hundreds of Urban Rat Cages in the United States of America, once free, once jubilant, once unfettered.

I’m sure Governor Mapp is certainly in keeping with the Leftist’s meme of gun control, gun confiscation. Because I posit: where are the orders and the procedures delineated for returning these firearms to the citizens? Answer: they don’t exist. There is no such animal. Therefore there is no plan for it.

Confiscation. Permanently.

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”
-Rahm Emanuel

Your rights are incessantly under assault.

Never doubt this.

BZ

 

One new win for the 2nd Amendment

At a time when we in the United States find the Second Amendment challenged on any number of levels, most certainly in blue states like Fornicalia, and when any number of citizens in Europe wish they had their own version of the Second Amendment, there comes the occasional federal ruling chalked up into the “win” column.

Such was a recent opinion this past week.

From TheHill.com:

Federal court strikes down DC anti-concealed carry law

by Josh Delk

A federal appeals court reportedly ruled on Tuesday that a Washington, D.C., law requiring people to prove they have “proper reason” for a concealed-carry gun permit is unconstitutional.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the law, which requires people to show “proper reason to fear injury” in order to carry a firearm, is unconstitutional and a violation of D.C. residents’ Second Amendment rights. 

Let’s remember this, shall we? The DC Court of Appeals is the second most powerful court in the nation, directly behind SCOTUS.

According to the law, acceptable reasons to get a permit included jobs that required employees to protect valuables or if an individual had been threatened. 

Hello? Earth to Common Sense? For once we appear to be communicating.

Nothing succeeds like success.

BZ

 

Seattle gun tax = less crime

Right?

Wrong.

From FoxNews.com:

Seattle gun tax failure? Firearm sales plummet, violence spikes after law passes

by Dan Springer

When the City of Seattle passed a tax on all sales of guns and ammunition, the measure was hailed as a way to defray the rising costs of gun violence.

But since the tax took effect, those costs have only risen as gun violence in the city has surged. And the tax has apparently brought in much less than city leaders projected it would.

“How much data do you need?” asked Dave Workman, senior editor of TheGunMag.com and member of the Second Amendment Foundation. “The data says the law has failed to prevent what they promised it would prevent.”

Oh come on. Let’s be honest because the Leftists certainly won’t. First and foremost, this is another Leftist assault on the Second Amendment, which Leftists despise along with other aspects of the Bill of Rights — to include the First Amendment.

This was how it was portrayed in 2015, with Tucker Carlson responding to Abby Huntsman (ironic?).

You have but to look at and examine a host of violent events in American universities this year and last where speakers were threatened, actually struck, and either physically removed or had their presentations canceled because of Leftist violence and protests.

Leftists and Demorats know that when you have effectively eliminated the Second Amendment you are quite well on your way to eliminating the First Amendment and that is one of their ultimate goals: control of every aspect of your life, including your speech and, literally, your thoughts. When you cannot fight back you cannot stem their tide of monolithic policy, philosophy, suppression and control.

Let me again state the obvious. Those conservative or Republicans who insist the Second Amendment exists to allow good Americans to hunt or sport shoot couldn’t be more wrong. The Second Amendment exists so that good Americans are sufficiently armed in order to stave off attempts by the government to corrupt, arrest, enslave, oppress or subjugate the people of the United States. No more, no less.

Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess introduced the tax in 2015. It puts a $25 tax on every firearm sold in the city and up to 5 cents per round of ammunition. The measure easily passed and took effect January 1, 2016. Comparing the first five months of 2017 with the same period before the gun tax went into effect, reports of shots fired are up 13 percent, the number of people injured in shootings climbed 37 percent and gun deaths doubled, according to crime statistics from the Seattle Police Department.

Tucker Carlson spoke last week about the so-called “unforeseen consequences” of the Seattle gun tax with anti-gun activist Mark Glaze which were, of course, entirely foreseeable.

Here’s what Leftists really want to take effect, up to and until they can literally remove your firearms and ammunition from your homes. Don’t think there isn’t already a $1,000 gun tax per firearm in effect. From ATR.org:

$1,000 Gun Tax Pushed as ‘Role Model’ for States

by John Kartch

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A $1,000 per gun tax should serve as a “role model” for states, according to the governor of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earlier this month (2016). An idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gun taxes have now taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and now a U.S. territory.

As reported by the Saipan Tribune:

The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres defended the CNMI’s new gun control laws on Friday as a law that could be “a role model” for other U.S. states and jurisdictions facing seemingly uncontrolled and continued gun violence.

The administration was responding to queries regarding its position on recent reports that the a legal challenge to the new law, Public law 19-42, was likely, particularly over a provision that assesses a $1,000 excise tax on pistols.

The threat of such a tax serving as a role model for other politicians to impose is not an idle one.

Idle? Hell, it’s admired, embraced and salivated-over. Though a few years old, here is another greatly-admired idea from Demorats and Leftists. You can thank your lucky stars that another President Clinton isn’t occupying the Oval Office.

The government and local entities cannot yet physically confiscate your weapons. But they can certainly tax their sales and restrict and/or limit and tax ammunition as well.

Dave Workman doesn’t criticize the study, but he does think the city council should have predicted the results of the gun tax, such as gun dealers leaving with no drop in gun ownership. As for the gun violence, he says that too should not surprise anyone.

“All these gun control laws affect the wrong people,” Workman said. “The gang bangers don’t go in and buy ammunition at retail, at least not around here. It certainly hasn’t stopped them from getting their hands on firearms.”

Tales from Captain Obvious fail to be read by Demorats and Leftists. They continue to double down on laws oppressing the wrong people. Criminals, on the other hand, by definitions printed in their job descriptions, don’t give a shit about your puny laws.

Finally, Colion Noir dares to speak truth to power and truth to you and me.

Gun control is about one thing only. Removing your freedoms. Ask yourselves: just why is it that even Europeans are wishing they had their own Second Amendment these days?

You know the answer.

BZ

 

“Gun Free Zones” — the most moronic and dangerous PC lie of all

An excellent example.

A “gun-free zone” is designed to do one thing only: convince those amongst us with the brain power of your average hubcap (that means you, Demorats and Leftists) that signs, hashtags and good thoughts actually accomplish anything.

Just as those who believe domestic violence TRO’s actually accomplish anything.

They don’t.

All they do is create work for attorneys and Leftists.

BZ

 

Enlightened Leftist professor calls for the killing of NRA members

James Pearce, LEFTIST MOTHERFUCKERThis is adjunct professor James Pearce, from Ohio’s Southern State Community College.  He’d like to kill you.  Nah.  He’s kidding.  Not.  He wants to kill you.  Really.

Ah yes, another reason that Leftists are more predominently becoming indistinguishable from Muslim terrorists, advocating the wholesale slaughter of persons with which they disagree.

Ah yes, the loving tolerance of Leftists and Islam, embracing peace, understanding, true diversity of thought and speech on as many levels as possible, expanding outreach and encompassing a startling inclusivity offered to all philosophies and beliefs.

My dripping, frothing sarcasm ends, at least for the moment, now.

From PersonalLiberty.com:

Liberal insanity: Professor calls for mass shooting at NRA headquarters, says leave ‘no survivors’

by Sam Rolley

A professor at Southern State Community College is currently under investigation after suggesting via social media that the mass murder of 2nd Amendment supporters would help the Left’s gun control cause.

In a Facebook post last month, Ohio adjunct professor James Pearce said the only way for the left to win its gun control battle is for “a bunch of us anti-gun types” to “arm ourselves, storm the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA, and make sure there are no survivors.”

Placed into the clear digital ether in black and white.  Retrievable.

My first question: do you think adjunct professor Pearce is “kidding”?  Do you think he “doesn’t mean it”?

These days, I’d attribute the veracity of his statements as I would those of Barack Hussein Obaka.  He meant every damned word.  But what did he actually write and post?  Oddly enough — and you would expect no less — I have it.

James Pearce FACEBOOK POSTAdjunct professor — not quite a real, actual professor — James Pearce meant every word he wrote.  It wasn’t fun, it wasn’t ribbing, it wasn’t bust-a-gut.  Because Leftists have no sense of humor.  They, he, are and was completely dead serious.

Pearce’s post has since caught the attention of law enforcement authorities and an investigation is underway.

The professor is protesting the conservative backlash and criminal investigation into his post, saying it’s obvious that the people he threatened can’t take a joke.

“It was suppose to be a joke, folks. I really do think that Facebook needs something like a ‘sarcasm punctuation mark,’” he said. “The less literate among us don’t seem to recognize humor when they see it.

Right.  The unwashed amongst us, the Proles, the Serfs, the Underlings, the Commoners.  The arrogance drips from his every word.

This is the man who wouldn’t know a handgun from a rifle, a hard day’s work, sweating for a living, a student not bowing down before his swelled cranium.

One can immediately suss that Professor Pearce is the person upon which one would rely should you encounter some kind of violent critical incident, yes?  Yes.  His persona is such that he would fight tooth and nail for you and me.  He would obviously be not unlike Brave Sir Robin.

He’s the typical GOWP: Guilty Overeducated White Person, who has been taught, but has learned little about life.

He can’t understand the fuss.

Right.  Smart guy.

BZ