Yesterday, we reported that Governor Kenneth Mapp of the US Virgin Islands had signed an executive order calling for the confiscation of all guns, ammunition and explosives from the citizens of the island. In that report, it stated that one of the reasons for the confiscation was that the National Guard would need them in their patrolling and protection of the island.
We called into question the legality of such an order as it flies in the face of the Second Amendment and even recommended that Mapp be impeaches after Hurricane Irma passes by and the island is restored to some sort of order.
We are happy to report that yesterday’s post may have been based on a false report from another news source as Mapp now claims that he never signed any such order.
Yesterday we told you about Kenneth Mapp, the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and his decision to issue an order that would allow the National Guard on the Islands to seize the arms, and ammunition of the people under his protection.
Governor Kenneth Mapp (I) has signed an executive order allowing the (unconstitutional) seizure of guns, ammo, explosives, and other property that the National Guard might need to respond to Hurricane Irma. The Governor’s Order directs Adjutant General Deborah Howell “to take whatever actions she considers necessary to carry out the assigned mission” which was to maintain and restore public order and to guarantee the safety of life and property.
“The Adjutant General is authorized and directed to seize arms, ammunition, explosives, incendiary material and any other property that may be required by the military forces for the performance of this emergency mission.” …
In an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Mapp explained that the scope of the order had been blown out of proportion. The order he signed would empower the Adjunct General to seize arms, ammo and other items the National Guard may need, but these items would be obtained at stores and paid for, not seized from private citizens.