U.S. Virgin Islands moves to confiscate guns, ammo, and property ahead of Hurricane Irma

Emergency order allows seizure of private property

(INTELLIHUB) — In a shocking development, U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp has signed an emergency order that allows the seizure of privately owned guns, ammunition, explosions, and pretty much any other property the National Guard could need in their response to Hurricane Irma.

The emergency order was signed Monday in preparation for the arrival of the Category 5 super storm Irma and while some may consider the order necessary, others are worried that this is a move towards gun confiscation that will be continued within the United States itself.

The order reads, “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 missions.”

One has to wonder if a similar order is coming for the state of Florida, especially when you consider that Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 storm and is widely expected to devastate parts of the state.

“Irma strengthened to a Category 5 storm Tuesday, with wind gusts hitting 175 miles an hour. Irma’s eye is expected to pass just north of the heart of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday and bring four to eight inches or rain and 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts,” reported The Daily Caller.

“The National Hurricane Center is calling the storm “extremely dangerous.” Weather forecasters say Irma is headed towards the Florida coastline, and should bring devastating conditions to the region in the next four or five days.”

Remember, in the days after Hurricane Katrina, police and National Guard units literally went door to door confiscating legal guns, even those held by citizens who had not been hit by the hurricane itself.

A police chief even famously said, “No one will be allowed to be armed”.

Alex Thomas is an opinion journalist and editor for Intellihub News. He was a founding member of what later became Intellihub.com and an integral part of the team that destroyed the mainstream media blockade of Bilderberg in 2012. 
Featured Image: A view of St. Thomas harbor and Charlotte Amalie (U.S. Virgin Islands) from Celebrity Equinox, our cruise ship. The old city is at the right. You can see the tower of Fort Christian, which was built by Denmark in the 1670s. The tourist shopping area is in the center of the photo. (Roger W/Flickr)
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