Hurricane Harvey has passed, but as communities along the Gulf of Mexico recover, there’s another storm heading into the area. Blessedly, it’s not projected to strike the Houston-area, but Hurricane Irma, which was upgraded to a category five storm, is projected to wreak havoc along the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republican before slamming into Florida. It will then proceed up the east coast. As islanders and Floridians alike prepare for the worst, the U.S. Virgin Islands are also enforcing another measure, and it’s not making sure all windows are boarded up; they’re confiscating its residents’ firearms. The National Rifle Association is considering filing a lawsuit against the island. The Daily Caller also obtained a copy of the seizure order (via Fox News):
You can read the order at the links.
I don’t have many reasonable words for this manical ursurption of basic human rights which is being perputrated against American citizens. What I have is this …..
The Governor needs removed. Now.
If you are so afraid that the people with guns will harm other people during a time of crisis, then, you are doing governing wrong.
Hurricanes, I know about, but, have never lived through one. Other disasters, such as floods and tornadoes, I have. Never once, even during most desparate times, have I seen legal, law abiding gun owners turn against their fellow citizens. Indeed, it is those very same people you need to turn to when all hell is braking loose. They will protect you and defend your property.
The NRA rightly states this leaves the most vulnerable people defenseless.
Further, this insane action causes unduly, unnecessary, and additional crises. These people already have too much to think about. They shouldn’t have to worry about some idiot lunatic wanting to grab their ultimate defense against looters and other criminals.
Also, were it me, they’d have to kill me first. I assume their National Guard would have other priorities, at this time!
If there are any deaths or harm to come to legally, and law abiding citizens because of such ursurption, then, the Governor should be personally held responsible.