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    De Facto Martial Law Declared Ahead Of Hurricane: Virgin Islands Authorizes National Guard To Confiscate Guns, Property And Supplies

    Tyler Durden
    September 5th, 2017
    ZeroHedge.com
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    This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.com

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    With the devastation of Harvey still fresh in the public’s memory, stores in southern Florida are already running out of necessities like bottled water, and the Mayor of Miami is telling reporters to expect an evacuation order on Wednesday. But outside of the US mainland, the US Virgin Islands, which has activated the national guard as the storm approaches. However, Mapp’s order differed from the order signed by Texas Gov. Mike Abbott with one concerning twist: guardsmen can “appropriate” guns, ammunition, explosives and property needed to respond to Hurricane Irma. The order was signed by Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday.

    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, though the gusts in the most powerful areas of the storm have been as fast as 185 mph, the Daily Caller reported.

    Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. It allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department. Mapp issued an emergency declaration Tuesday and mobilized National Guard units to prepare for the massive storm.

    “This is not an opportunity to go outside and try to have fun with a hurricane,” Mapp said. “It’s not time to get on a surfboard.”

    Because of its location in the middle of the Pacific, it’s understandable that the Virgin Islands would need to take extraordinary measures to ensure its response to the storm is successful. However, the order too closely resembles an expansion of US civil asset forfeiture powers adopted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Civil asset forfeiture, which allows police to seize property that is suspected to have been obtained using illegally obtained funds, is essentially another way in which the state transfers wealth from citizens to its own coffers.

    To be sure, both Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló have declared states of emergencies in anticipation of Irma.

    And while the forecasts are looking more terrifying by the day, as meteorologists have repeatedly cautioned, weather forecasting is inexact. It’s entirely possible that Florida may not see a single drop of rain.  And if the storm passes without incident, how will the Virgin Islands ensure that all the seized property is returned?

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    1. CrackSummSkulls says:

      An Dumb MOFO who tries to take my guns away here in FL, will get a bullet to their dumbfuck brain. Got it!!! You are DEAD MEN WALKING!!

      • CrackSummSkulls says:

        THE NEW FLORIDA LAW SAYS: During a Hurricane evacuation, anyone over 18 and a Non-Felon can carry a loaded weapon. Lets see how this goes. But it is only in the evacuation period and you are in the middle of your evacuation travels to your destination. Otherwise you need a permit to carry. I bet there will be a lot of dead looters washing up when the storm is over. Triple 000 Buckshot in your face, will be your first clue if you loot anything from me. Its game over for you pale.

        • Wilson says:

          “Because of its location in the middle of the Pacific”

          Seriously, the VI are now in the Pacific?

          • Red Leader says:

            Clearly the Constitution does not apply in the United States Territory, Virgin Islands,

            Rule 308

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuzFje24Tdo&feature=youtu.be

          • John Q. says:

            Recall that armed citizens had to protect themselves from the police and US National Guard soldiers who were looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo.
            Hernandez M. “US Orders In Troops to Quell Island Violence.” Los Angeles Times. September 21, 1989. p. 1.

          • John Q. says:

            Virgin Islands “in the middle of the Pacific”???

            “fake geography”!

          • CrackSummSkulls says:

            Article: “Its entirely possible that Florida may not see a single drop of rain.”

            HUH??? Who the F@ck are you kidding Tyler Durden. Another Fiction Writer. Look at the tracking map jackass. We are facing at least 10 inches of rain and winds up to 185 MPH and lots of flooding guarenteed. Its going to be non stop rain for at least 3 to 4 days in a row starting this Saturday through next Wed- Thurs.

          • CrackSummSkulls says:

            Wilson, Tyler Durden is obviously a low IQ Jackass saying BS without thinking. Mac, is this the best you can do? Fiction fantasy writers Virgin Island are now in the Pacific huh? Smarter than a 5th Grader? Not!!

          • KY Mom says:

            The word “property” can refer to many things.

            Officials in the U.S. confiscated guns in New Orleans after Katrina. As I recall, this “plan” didn’t work out well. Many law abiding citizens turned in their guns and were later victimized by outlaws – robbed, attacked, etc. Outlaws (and patriots) did not turn in their guns.

            If armed people come later for peoples food, how will defenseless people stop them?

            Remember this…
            Gun Confiscation in New Orleans after Katrina
            “The disorder of the storm’s aftermath – and the inability of local law enforcement to contain it – brought into stark realization the importance of the right to keep and bear arms in order to provide for the defense of oneself, loved ones, and community.

            Stories of looting and violence abounded. A police chief described post-Katrina New Orleans by stating, “it was like Mogadishu.”

            “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.”
            ht tp://dailycaller.com/2015/08/24/a-decade-later-remember-new-orleans-gun-confiscation-can-and-has-happened-in-america/

            “New Orleans residents lost gun rights after Katrina
            In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, police in New Orleans confiscated thousands of guns from residents in an effort to keep guns out of the hands of anyone who wasn’t law enforcement.

            There were vans with thugs in them. They were breaking into any businesses where there was no sign of anyone around in them.”

            “The armed populace keeps the government in check. The government should not be in charge of the populous. The populace should run the government, and whenever the government has the guns and the populace doesn’t have the guns, the government does what it wants.”
            ht tps://www.rt.com/usa/new-orleans-guns/

          • Karl V. says:

            I noticed that, too. Must be one a them “tectonic shifts” like we saw in the movie “2012”…..

          • Jerry says:

            Surely this writer is a college graduate, I wonder which college.

        • Anticommie says:

          And a really old law of freedom, law of nature, law of Christ says anyone can carry anything at anytime.

        • The Deplorable Braveheart says:

          CSS, BRAVO! Anyone who comes to ‘appropriate’ anything I have will just become history. I don’t care who you are, what uniform you’re wearing, what you believe, etc. The I’ll ‘appropriate’ whatever weapons, ammo, gear you were carrying because your stupid ass will be dead and won’t need it anymore.

        • vocalpatriot says:

          Minor issue with that law, once these folks are out of danger, they will have little to nothing…to include a loaded weapon they are no longer allowed to carry…seems like easy pickins for gun grabbing, faux law enforcement.

      • JustMe says:

        The way the order is written, it could be read as a means to gear up for a coup of sorts, which would not do them any good. There is unlikely any need to “defend the islands” from anyone, except the random retarded looters. But, who knows…?

        • Cris P Bacon says:

          Wonder what the far left coast state of Oregon will constitute as an “emergency”. They elected a lesbo governor, this is what they get.
          New Oregon Law Green Lights Gun Confiscation in “Emergencies”
          ht tps://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/26832-new-oregon-law-green-lights-gun-confiscation-in-emergencies

      • durangokidd says:

        Speaking of dumb MOFO’s, Billionaire Richard Branson is reportedly going to stay on his private island that he has been unsuccessfully trying to unload for years before rising seas cover it completely, while Irma passes by.

        Irma, with 200 mph winds, should wash everything away, including Branson. Which just goes to prove that you can’t fix stupid. 🙂

        • Kevin2 says:

          I’ll bet that his home has poured reinforced cement walls, a redundant power plant all of military grade. The man has for all intent and purpose unlimited resources. Seen a picture of his home, its on top of a virtual mountain.

      • cracksummskullzizapussy says:

        idiots like these internet tough guys are always the first to be like ‘derp derp oh shure officer, here’s mah guns’ the moment someone with a badge shows up on their front door.

      • Comrade Yuri says:

        You got that right brother Floridian ! Then again our Governor Rick Scott is not a dumb a$$ Deamoncrat !

    2. Kevin2 says:

      Governor Scott signed legislation that wavered the need for a carry permit if an evacuation is called. If your not a prohibited person you can carry during that period.

    3. RickE. says:

      One would think that a benevolent and ethical government would want their populace to be able to defend themselves against looters and God knows who/what else!!
      Let your citizens have the ability to defend property and life against the scum in society!

    4. Captn.Jack says:

      Did I read it wrong,or did they move the Virgin Islands to the Pacific from the Atlantic.?

    5. boyo says:

      It’s not a state, and its “US citizens” are weirdly not US citizens. It’ll blow your mind.

      Virgin Islands residents are U.S. citizens
      but cannot cast electoral votes for the president of the U.S. but they
      can participate in the presidential nominating processes (caucuses).[1] Citizens cannot elect voting members of Congress. However, in the U.S. House of Representatives, they are represented by a delegate, who can vote in congressional committees
      but not in the House itself. Such delegates can speak on the U.S. House
      floor, introduce bills and offer amendments but cannot vote during
      business as the Committee as the Whole or on final passage of
      legislation. The USVI has been allowed to have non-voting representation
      since 1972. The current Delegate to the United States House of
      Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands is Stacey Plaskett.[2]

      Virgin Islands residents can vote fully in all elections if they become a resident of one of the 50 U.S. states.
      If residents of one of the 50 states become residents of the Virgin
      Islands, they can no longer vote for President or for voting members of
      Congress.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands

    6. ShannobAnonymous says:

      Thanks Mac. I have waited all day to see this appear on other sites. I also saw it on zero hedge earlier this evening. Seems to me this should be concerning to all of us.

    7. Nailbanger says:

      Wow,,
      Wonder how heavy a set o casualties they can absorb,,, they try that here and they will need more than guns to stop what they will have started

    8. bb in GA says:

      Well…if the Gov signs an order saying that the Goobers can ‘appropriate’ your stuff for the greater good during the storm and its aftermath, it seems kind of a logical necessity that they start with removing your most effective means of resistance to having your other stuff taken. Not everyone will be thrilled with the Great and Powerful Oz taking their bacon, beer, and band-aids….just sayin’…<bb

      • Colt M4 says:

        We don’t care what uniform agents of the government have on, be it the uniform of local cops, US navy, or US Army. I don’t care about other peoples needs when the SHTF, or what the government want’s to call the “greater good” They all had the same amount of time to plan for SHTF events just like we did. Any, and all force applied by government agents to STEAL what does not belong to them, will be meet with overwhelming force.

    9. Angry Beaver says:

      Well back from my trip it was great I wasn’t there 15 minutes and got pulled into a Flynt knapping course for 3 hours at about 630 pm Fri there was a band banjo fiddle and a few other instruments I didn’t recognize that went till about midnight. Unfortunately I only brought along a pup tent so it was the ground for me. A few smokes and a few shots helped that situation along.
      Sat morning I watched the black powder shoot top prize an antique sharps rifle
      About 200pm the long bow started out of 55 I got 3rd and second for knife and tomahawk my prizes were a hand carved stone bead necklace with a two bear teeth
      My 3 Rd place prize was a men’s work shirt from about 1840 made with vintage material
      That night the real fun began about 6 pm Sat the kicked in the clay doors for the earth oven and not a pig but a nice tender young boar all the trimmings the band started about 8 and someone thought it be a good idea to open a few sealed of shine well after that went around a few times a few of the guys headed over to the blacksmith shop and we flipped anvils with powder and cap guess the truck is to get the top anvil to jump high enough so it can land on its feet seems stupid and dangerous lol but hell I’m in amazing that bit of powder can flip a 100 pound chep anvil two feet in the air. Sunday morning breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs sausage toast coffee about 230 the cannon shoot started obviously most people don’t Ave a cannon but some do lol there were four guys in on that but they gave everyone a chance to swab load aim and fire very cool indeed
      I must say for as much fun as I had it really did pale in comparison to the buffalo hunt I went on a while back out there you truly did survive by your wits

    10. Elias De Sapier says:

      “Because of its location in the middle of the Pacific, it’s understandable that the Virgin Islands would need to take extraordinary measures to ensure its response to the storm is successful.”

      US Virgin Islands are in the Atlantic, fools. If Pacific, no threat. Man… The quality of what passes for a reporter or writer today is pathetic. Pic up a map some day.

    11. aljamo says:

      These creepy political interlopers into Florida are repulsive. Jeb Bushwhack then Prick Scott are two grade A scumbags. One should have to be a native of the state to become governor. Gerrymandering the voting districts to extend GOP corruption, GTFOOH…On Hurricane Irma the msm have gone bonkers tripping over each other with greater fear tactics relentlessly spewed in every direction. The sky is falling!! Run out and buy, buy, buy lmao. Already reading accounts that this storm is being controlled as Harvey was suggested to be. That seems entirely feasible. Gas at $2.69, said to be the highest average in the nation. Predatory capitalism run amok.

    12. Anticommie says:

      Never trust a negroid or degenerate white when law enforcement is busy. That’s why it’s everyone’s right and duty to enforce laws.

    13. aljamo says:

      Now they have moved the storm spaghetti models east of Florida as price gouging reports are piling up. Business crying hey move it back over here.

    14. My good people, the real issue here is for us to investigate that Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Harvey were geo-engineered (man-made) storms.

      If you go to Dane Wigington’s site, wwwdot geoengineering dotorg you can read all about this, though there are plenty of other sources.

      So let’s put all this in CONTEXT: since they have been unable to bring down or take out President Trump, they are attacking all his VOTERS.

      In other words, they are attacking US!

      To paraphrase Alfred from the Batman Trilogy, “Because some people (psychopaths) just like to see people die!”

      Don’t get distracted by the gun issue, instead ask, who is using Nicola Tesla’s HAARP machine for this unspeakable evil?

      THIS is what we must DEMAND our Congressmen investigate.

      They couldn’t remove President Trump, so they are settting out to remove us by manipulating weather to disempower, relocate, and otherwise kill us. For instance, Hodges reported that survivors of the Houston flooding were being brought to Walmarts, which as we all know, were converted to FEMA camps.

      I REFUSE to “accept” that these superstorms are freaks of mother nature. I refuse to have my consciousness conditioned to “accept” that these storms have no “origin”.

      When people with scientific smarts way above my paygrade are documenting the science behind these hurricanes as man-made, it’s time to pay attention and spread this Truth.

      Continue to prep. Pray for all storm victims. Get right with God. And pray to Almighty God that these evildoers get exposed and stopped in their tracks.

      God bless you all.

      – the Lone Ranger

      “Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever is left, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

      “Act as if everything depends on you, pray as if everything depends on God.” – St. Augustine

      • Archivist says:

        Did they create the Labor Day Storm of 1935, which also had 185 mph winds?

        Or Allen in 1980, which had 190 mph winds?

        • Anonymous says:

          Of course they did.

          They’ve been at this for a long time.

          • Cris P Bacon says:

            They’ve been doing it a long time, they’ve gotten to be experts at it. Weather warfare is the ultimate WMD that can disable communications, destabilize ecosystems, destroy agriculture and businesses, wreck the economy and literally kill a nation without even deploying troops or resources.
            Weather Modification History TIMELINE
            ht tps://weathermodificationhistory.com/#timeline-start

        • The Deplorable Braveheart says:

          Archivist, is that the speed of hot air blowing from politicians, LOL!

        • Weather modification has been going on since the 1800’s.

          But there are such things as anomalous events in Nature, just some people have won the lottery twice, as rare as that is.

          But to take such an anomalous event and pass it on as normal Mother Nature when the data at that website and others run by scientists proves otherwise seems foolish to me.

      • watching and waiting says:

        You make a valid point.
        About 10 years or more in Indonesia, that country was enduring a series of severe forest fires and it was reported via alt-media that The Russians offered to create a cyclone to come on shore to douse the fires: At an expense of course.

        I don’t think all the Hurricanes are the creation by man and his tampering with the elements.

        But I do believe his tampering with the elements is throwing the natural cycle out of wack and which will result in Super storms resulting in catastrophic damage and deaths.

      • gandhi says:

        LR get over it, these are natural weather storms. if you have some real evidence to the contrary then share please. stop believing the al gore idiots

    15. Archivist says:

      11PM Eastern, and Irma is still at 185 mph.

    16. Anonymous says:

      The things that come out in the face of emergency and catastrophe is almost amazing and peels away at the politician’s facade and shows many for what they are.
      The governor of the Virgin Islands is an authoritarian tyrant at heart. IMO he is implementing what he always wished he could.
      What is the purpose in giving the National Guard the ability to seize guns, ammo and property? I would assume they are equipped with anything they need. I know they aren’t some militia force in a 3rd world country that needs to expropriate supplies and ammo in order to operate. The National Guard is not only a part of the US Army, but also has the funding and support of the State. Why on earth do they need to seize private property, especially guns and ammo, to operate? I’m pretty sure they have access to all the guns and ammo they would need as determined by the Governor, the President and their command and control structure.
      This governor is an authoritarian threat who needs to be removed from office and hopefully prosecuted and imprisoned for using his office to carry out political vendettas against a segment of his population he does not like because they own guns.

    17. The_Last_ Centurion says:

      Don’t ever relinquish your firearms. EVER. Doing so changes you from citizen to subject.

    18. Anonymous says:

      The Virgin Islands has a National Guard? Really?

    19. Anonymous says:

      They must defend the islands from unruly tourists and spring breakers.

    20. Houston/Cypress/Katy/Shtf says:

      HOUSTON CURFEW LIFTED.

      CSS, America ain’t the virgin islands that is being controlled by a black muslim. The Curfew in Houston has already been lifted. They know better than that, since the citizenry demanded it lifted, that their would be some type of consequence. Now they said the Erma was hitting Florida, now the model show it entering the gulf. So it looks that HAARP, and weather weapon satellites will steer erma westward into the Texas gulf, on the coast to finish off Lousiana and Texas? I am sure that they want it to turl, grind and mince the entire state of Texas. I am keeping my eyes on this one for certain. A few of my cop friends text me today to let me know that the curfew is still in effect that has been getting dred lock attacks, they caught some of the fuckers and arrested their ass in a few good neighborhoods, fuckers got caught trying to break into people’s homes. The curfew would not be tolerated one more day by the citizenry, form what I was told.

      HCKS

      When the government fears its people, their is freedom, and when the people fear the government, their is tyranny.

      Down here in Texas, we don’t fuck around.

    21. Sgt. Dale says:

      Just any reason to take away your guns and things that you would use to survive.

      They would be nuts to try that where I live. What is next? There is a blizzard coming and we need your guns before and after it gets here? What a crock of B.S.

      Sgt.

    22. Angry Beaver says:

      Well guys here’s your chance if the artical is completely true and they are doing a round up I guess it’s time to get up and away from that keyboard and go into action. It’s not like they don’t know who has guns. It’s not like they’ve never done it before (hurricane Katrina) boo guess what not a defiante shot to be heard so we’re you guys waiting for a bigger disaster.
      Sorry I really don’t mean to pick a fight
      However how many times have we all read the posts (“no one’s taking my guns”)(“I’ll shoot back”) the people that do are made an example of and their families are publicly shamed.
      The one that comes to mind right off the top of my head David Koresh
      They tried to take his and others guns they fought back and were slaughtered on public television I remember watching the whole thing . Men women children killed every last one. And oh did the people cheer “they deserved it” “they were the worst type” ” how better to instantly demonize someone call them child molesters
      Wife beater or cult.
      Not one agent involved ever saw a court room.
      So no you will all give up your guns because let’s face it they will just kick your door in shoot you and take them anyway then we’ll watch it all on CNN
      Those guys out on that wildlife preservation they even begged for support
      But again ” they were crazies”
      If one truly wants change through civil war the excuse to pull the trigger really shouldn’t matter should it because at the end of it no one’s gonna care what started it.
      And let’s face it from the world’s perspective the USA really is walking a fine line here. Many of you have wished for tjis. Well. These are the early days yet so might want to rethink your wish.
      Or are you the next David Koresh???????

      • Me... says:

        Prohibition on confiscation during a Disaster is spelled out… here>Title 42 U.S.C. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/5207 which states: 42 U.S. Code § 5207 – Firearms policies

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        (a) Prohibition on confiscation of firearms No officer or employee of the United States (including any member of the uniformed services), or person operating pursuant to or under color of Federal law, or receiving Federal funds, or under control of any Federal official, or providing services to such an officer, employee, or other person, while acting in support of relief from a major disaster or emergency, may—

        (1) temporarily or permanently seize, or authorize seizure of, any firearm the possession of which is not prohibited under Federal, State, or local law, other than for forfeiture in compliance with Federal law or as evidence in a criminal investigation;

        (2) require registration of any firearm for which registration is not required by Federal, State, or local law;

        (3) prohibit possession of any firearm, or promulgate any rule, regulation, or order prohibiting possession of any firearm, in any place or by any person where such possession is not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State, or local law; or

        (4) prohibit the carrying of firearms by any person otherwise authorized to carry firearms under Federal, State, or local law, solely because such person is operating under the direction, control, or supervision of a Federal agency in support of relief from the major disaster or emergency.

        (b) Limitation

        Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit any person in subsection (a) from requiring the temporary surrender of a firearm as a condition for entry into any mode of transportation used for rescue or evacuation during a major disaster or emergency, provided that such temporarily surrendered firearm is returned at the completion of such rescue or evacuation.

        (c) Private rights of action

        (1) In general

        Any individual aggrieved by a violation of this section may seek relief in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress against any person who subjects such individual, or causes such individual to be subjected, to the deprivation of any of the rights, privileges, or immunities secured by this section.

        (2) Remedies

        In addition to any existing remedy in law or equity, under any law, an individual aggrieved by the seizure or confiscation of a firearm in violation of this section may bring an action for return of such firearm in the United States district court in the district in which that individual resides or in which such firearm may be found.

        (3) Attorney fees

        In any action or proceeding to enforce this section, the court shall award the prevailing party, other than the United States, a reasonable attorney’s fee as part of the costs. And a more recent version is The Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act and in it is section Title VII: Miscellaneous and within it is this part: Firearm policies prohibit the confiscation of firearms for any reason other than failure to comply with federal law or as evidence in an investigation. It also prohibits the forced registration of a firearm for which registration is not required by any federal, state, or local law.[2] The Title also lays out the rights and legal framework for citizens who feel their gun rights have been violated during a time of emergency. ………………………………Above all this red tape is the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution.

      • Anonymous says:

        Strange how all those people that beat their chests and boast about how they will never give up their guns and will kill anyone who tries taking them always seem to change their minds when the police or guard actually show up to either take their guns or arrest or kill them if they don’t give them up.

      • Michigan Wolverine says:

        Every man dies
        Few truly live
        And even fewer live free

        I’ll opt for fighting for the living free or dying

        They can’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining
        Ive already been through that training

      • Wake-up-people says:

        Beaver: Pretty true. A lot of people on here talk mad amounts of shit and just about none of them are going to do shit but have another beer and jerk off some more to the whores online at sluts.com and then go to sleep…so much for all of the big, bad keyboard warriors in action.

    23. Ketchupondemand says:

      Clouds this morning, no rain yet and no wind either.
      Yesterday was a beautiful day with light breezes.
      Around 2:00 today it will break loose on us.

      Luckily it appears Irma is making a slight turn Northward which should keep us out of direct hit range.
      Not knowing what wind speed to expect grates on us.
      The prediction for San Juan is 75mph, but there’s 185 mph winds out there, too!
      A few outside things to tie down and then it’s gather inside and wait. How’s the song go, “The waiting is the hardest part”?

      Angry Beaver, good points and I like reading about your adventures!
      Will post more if possible. “When we get to the other side.”
      Then you in Florida and the SE will get it!

    24. mike prelar says:

      who moved them to the ‘middle of the Pacific’?

    25. A common senser says:

      Wow! Talk about posting before thinking. Too many errors in your diatribe to consider it’s merits. Why does everything have to have a deep conspiracy behind it? Don’t let your paranoia get the best of you. Instead, just be better prepared! Take care of necessary business and stop blaming everything on some secret agenda. As soon as I saw that you placed the Virgin Islands in the Pacific the rest of your article had ZERO credibility. You are letting your emotions get the better of you and that is not a good prepper’s attribute. Take a deep breath man and think before you spout.

    26. Remember…..when the govt gives the confiscation/disarm orders to “protect lives & property for the greater good”, the goon squads will KILL you if you don’t comply. In other words, we have to kill you to keep you safe.!!!

      Ignorance is strength
      War is Peace
      Freedom is slavery

    27. And if there is an evacuation order, and you don’t comply……we must kill you, to save your life.!!!!!

    28. cracksummskullzizapusy says:

      idiots like these internet tough guys are always the first to be like ‘derp derp oh shure officer, here’s mah guns’ the moment someone with a badge shows up on their front door.

    29. texas sweet tea says:

      I remember when They did this during Katrina and people crying as their weapons were taken and they were left defenseless…total crap. Notice in the statement how they state weapons, ammo or ANY PROPERTY they would need in the disaster. Well, that a pretty broad statement ripe for abuse if you ask me. So basically, someone could have prepped and prepared to take care of their own family with supplies and someone in “authority” could just say we need your stuff to help in the recovery efforts?! This is completely dangerous and trampling on one’s constitutional rights is never okay.

    30. Wake-up-people says:

      And Why in the hell do they need to “steal” peoples firearms and ammo? They have plenty of their own. This is so utterly ridiculous and a monster over-stepping of this awful, jack-booted Gov’t. Do NOT give into this garbage my fellow patriots. Enough is enough already!!

    31. Jerry says:

      This writer, possibly a college graduate must have slept through geography lessons.

    32. Brian says:

      In Katrina, the prospect of entering the homes in the wealthier neighborhoods to loot on the pretext of gun confiscation was too much. You saw on the videos how the police were taking part in the looting of the stores. Supposedly the homes were to be empty of the owners who would have evacuated. What better time to loot? Gun confiscation is a pretext to loot.

      Confronting your neighbors who want you to share is one thing; confronting armed police and soldiers is something else. One man’s prepping is another man’s “hoarding”. Hoarding has always been about acquiring the total supply of a critical item for the purposes of selling it at a ridiculous price. If you buy it for your own use, it is not hoarding. The abuse of authority is what makes government so dangerous in a SHTF scenario. It is present in every SHTF situation.

    33. Texas Harley says:

      Something WONKY is going on here at SHTF. This article is supposedly the same one appearing on Zero Hedge. The Zero Hedge article does refer to Mike Abbot, however, there is no reference to the Pacific. The SHTF article is significantly longer than the Zero Hedge article. It appears that someone at SHTF decided to modify this article for content. Any Comment?

    34. Sherrypera says:

      Just the other day, the media reported the hurricane catagory’s were needing to create a category 6 on the scale, that makes me think, the people controlling & operating HAARP do have a hand in theses hurricanes, They can control weather around the world.. why haven’t they used the technology to divert or, lessen the severity of these hurricanes??? Something bad is going on, and I do think it’s man made….

    35. Oren says:

      “Because of its location in the middle of the Pacific, it’s understandable that the Virgin Islands”
      Reporter must really be confused.

      Confiscation of guns and supplies….over my dead body!

    36. Anonymous says:

      LOCK UP THE Governor! …..LOCK HIM UP…..LOCK HIM UP….

    37. Tom T says:

      They are welcome to borrow mine but only if I’m attached to it.

    38. When did they move the U.S. Virgin Islands to the Pacific?

    39. She3pdog says:

      I know national gaurdsmen are gona have a tough time and thier work cut out for them, but this sort of move seems wrong –
      “guardsmen can “appropriate” guns, ammunition, explosives and property needed to respond to Hurricane Irma. The order was signed by Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Monday.”
      I’ve seen footage from a friend was recently in the British Virgin Islands, and there is unfortunately a lot of property damage, but this sort of order is government overeach going to far. Private gun ownership might just lead to less crime, and allow people to defend themselves and thier family from looters and a potential breakdown in law and order.

    40. Beaumont says:

      They would also confiscate harmless, private property and supplies.

      “no soldier shall in time of peace be quartered, in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

      So, the communists and praetors have given themselves a law.

    41. One of the great philosophers, Aristotle, Plato, or was it Socrates; said, “the effect of failure to become involved in Politics means you will be ruled by inferior men”.

      That quote is probably not exactly right, but that’s the gist of it. I think you could replace the word “inferior” with “evil”.

      Most of us let things go until pain is involved. That’s why smart slave owners keep slaves drunk on holidays. Sober slaves might decide to get up and leave. Our chains are inside our head. Invisible but real chains keep us from acting in our own best interest.

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