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2017-09-05 06:20:14 PM  
No guns are being seized read the actual order giving law enforcement broad power to maintain order after a disaster including taking of firearms if needed.
 
2017-09-05 06:23:34 PM  
Do you know who else seized guns?
 
2017-09-05 06:31:27 PM  
So, the surfboards are safe? Or not?
TFA is not clear. Are the law enforcers out of surfboards too?
 
2017-09-05 06:32:59 PM  
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

Our military is so poorly supplied we're gonna make it okay for them to just take your stuff if they want it.

Seriously, WTF?
 
2017-09-05 06:51:20 PM  
Out of my dead hands, Pal., Lady.

Obligatory

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2017-09-05 06:52:35 PM  
Look, the law is clear. Suns out guns out. The sun is not out during a hurricane.
 
2017-09-05 07:21:45 PM  
Unbelievable.

Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.
 
2017-09-05 07:24:55 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Unbelievable.

Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.


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2017-09-05 07:25:23 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Unbelievable.

Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.


Secret Muslim, Virgins....it checks out.
 
2017-09-05 08:04:22 PM  
I've been in a few hurricanes and shooting them doesn't really slow them down.
 
2017-09-05 08:13:49 PM  
Obama's really ramping up using the Weather Dominator of late -- guess the Time Machine must be coming up on the end of the warranty.
 
2017-09-05 08:14:08 PM  
And, not surprisingly, the NRA is threatening to sue.

F*ck you guys for making me agree with the NRA about something.
 
2017-09-05 08:15:05 PM  
Thanks, Obama!
 
2017-09-05 08:22:02 PM  

kbronsito: I've been in a few hurricanes and shooting them doesn't really slow them down.


If brute force did not work then use moar!  MOAR!

The American Way!
 
2017-09-05 08:36:15 PM  

fusillade762: And, not surprisingly, the NRA is threatening to sue.

F*ck you guys for making me agree with the NRA about something.


I wouldn't be surprised if some vital piece of information is missing from this story or conversely, included specifically for the purpose of generating controversy (clicks).
 
2017-09-05 08:45:04 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Obama's really ramping up using the Weather Dominator of late -- guess the Time Machine must be coming up on the end of the warranty.


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one search and there were hundreds of these. it's insanity.

do we deserve an extinction level event? maybe?
 
2017-09-05 08:56:24 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2017-09-05 09:02:53 PM  
All 56 of them?
 
2017-09-05 09:06:20 PM  

abhorrent1: 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

Our military is so poorly supplied we're gonna make it okay for them to just take your stuff if they want it.

Seriously, WTF?


No kidding.  What could the military possibly confiscate from the locals that would be better than the arms that they already have.  Explosives? Again WTF?

"AND ANY OTHER PROPERTY..."  oh, 'that's' not asking for it to be abused - "We need your grill & that cooler full of beer... Why? ... Uh ... Feeding plan... Be glad that we aren't raiding your freezer too..."

It does sound like a good way to get the ammo turned in though....at a high velocity
 
2017-09-05 09:46:19 PM  
static.snopes.com
 
2017-09-05 10:44:22 PM  
This initiative shall not be met with any resistance.  Mapp it out.
 
2017-09-05 11:04:07 PM  
Given that Congress enacted a law (the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006) specifically dealing with this situation (confiscation of guns during a hurricane), it's ridiculous that they think they could get away with it. Do they think they're Trump or something?
 
2017-09-05 11:27:40 PM  

kbronsito: I've been in a few hurricanes and shooting them doesn't really slow them down.


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2017-09-05 11:29:01 PM  

eurotrader: No guns are being seized read the actual order giving law enforcement broad power to maintain order after a disaster including taking of firearms if needed.


Can you please provide a link to the article you're reading?

/Where is the scary tag?
 
2017-09-05 11:29:29 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Obama's really ramping up using the Weather Dominator of late -- guess the Time Machine must be coming up on the end of the warranty.

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one search and there were hundreds of these. it's insanity.

do we deserve an extinction level event? maybe?


Yeah. We do.
 
2017-09-05 11:30:55 PM  
From my cold paranoid hands !
 
2017-09-05 11:30:59 PM  

ArkAngel: Given that Congress enacted a law (the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006) specifically dealing with this situation (confiscation of guns during a hurricane), it's ridiculous that they think they could get away with it. Do they think they're Trump or something?


I don't know all the logistics, but since it's a Territory, not a State, does Congress have any say on what the Governor does?
 
2017-09-05 11:32:39 PM  

eurotrader: No guns are being seized read the actual order giving law enforcement broad power to maintain order after a disaster including taking of firearms if needed.


....?
 
2017-09-05 11:37:53 PM  

Kittypie070: Giant Clown Shoe: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Obama's really ramping up using the Weather Dominator of late -- guess the Time Machine must be coming up on the end of the warranty.

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one search and there were hundreds of these. it's insanity.

do we deserve an extinction level event? maybe?

Yeah. We do.


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2017-09-05 11:38:15 PM  
I would hope this comes after "dangerous hurricane, be prepared" warning.
 
2017-09-05 11:38:52 PM  
The declaration:

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2017-09-05 11:40:39 PM  
Whelp, this is gonna get cited in gun threads for the next 25 years.

Good job farking that chicken, Governor Mapp.
 
2017-09-05 11:41:44 PM  

biggamehickman: ArkAngel: Given that Congress enacted a law (the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006) specifically dealing with this situation (confiscation of guns during a hurricane), it's ridiculous that they think they could get away with it. Do they think they're Trump or something?

I don't know all the logistics, but since it's a Territory, not a State, does Congress have any say on what the Governor does?


Absolutely, Congressional oversight of US Territories

Territorial Government. Constitutional responsibility for the oversight of Washington, D.C., the federal district and national capital and the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands rests with Congress.
 
2017-09-05 11:42:05 PM  
This isn't necessarily a bad idea, I'd say over half of our mass shootings happen at the hands of Virgins with guns
 
2017-09-05 11:42:36 PM  

Chris Ween: sigdiamond2000: Unbelievable.

Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.

Secret Muslim, Virgins....it checks out.


It's so obvious and was hiding right under our noses.  Of course the Virgin Islands are the first beachhead of Sharia Law in the US
 
2017-09-05 11:43:42 PM  
And Hillary is no where to be found; directing her stealth deep state black helicopter forces to wait out the catastrophe... from her ex missile silo underground lair in up state New York!!!

Her bodyguards won't have their firearms confiscated, and they carry concealed in New York City!!! Just try that yourself peon...
 
KIA
2017-09-05 11:44:50 PM  
Buh Gawd, thar ain't gawna be nuh shootinz whal states of emergenzeeez.  Swearz.  For realz.  Give em ups!
 
2017-09-05 11:44:58 PM  

Tanqueray: Do you know who else seized guns?


Yes, New Orleans area police departments during Katrina.  NOPD had an exclusive franchise area for looting and killing people for Katrina.
 
2017-09-05 11:45:55 PM  

FightDirector: Whelp, this is gonna get cited in gun threads for the next 25 years.

Good job farking that chicken, Governor Mapp.


I'm sorry, I just realized I made that unclear as to my intent.

Whelp, this is gonna get cited in gun threads for the next 25 years.  Way to prove the paranoid right-wingers 100% correct that you actually ARE coming for guns as soon as the opportunity presents itself.  You've made everyone's lives more difficult, made the gun ownership debate even MORE difficult to actually have for the next full generation, and you should feel bad.

Good job farking that chicken, Governor Mapp.
 
2017-09-05 11:46:35 PM  

Trotline: biggamehickman: ArkAngel: Given that Congress enacted a law (the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006) specifically dealing with this situation (confiscation of guns during a hurricane), it's ridiculous that they think they could get away with it. Do they think they're Trump or something?

I don't know all the logistics, but since it's a Territory, not a State, does Congress have any say on what the Governor does?

Absolutely, Congressional oversight of US Territories

Territorial Government. Constitutional responsibility for the oversight of Washington, D.C., the federal district and national capital and the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands rests with Congress.


So you're saying Congress is grabbing guns?
 
2017-09-05 11:46:39 PM  
I know this is click bait but even if it's just putting the authorization into words doesn't make much sense.

You'd think the national guard would have more pressing issues at the moment than to activate Obama order 66 and take guns.
 
2017-09-05 11:47:12 PM  

abhorrent1: 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

Our military is so poorly supplied we're gonna make it okay for them to just take your stuff if they want it.

Seriously, WTF?


Why does law enforcement need to seize guns to fight a hurricane?
 
2017-09-05 11:47:43 PM  

spooky.action: Kittypie070: Giant Clown Shoe: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Obama's really ramping up using the Weather Dominator of late -- guess the Time Machine must be coming up on the end of the warranty.

[68.media.tumblr.com image 500x244]
[68.media.tumblr.com image 500x242]
[68.media.tumblr.com image 500x457]

one search and there were hundreds of these. it's insanity.

do we deserve an extinction level event? maybe?

Yeah. We do.

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The whole thing about "Who Will Be Eaten First" pretty much describes working class support for the Republican Party.
 
2017-09-05 11:48:43 PM  

KIA: Buh Gawd, thar ain't gawna be nuh shootinz whal states of emergenzeeez.  Swearz.  For realz.  Give em ups!


Now this is shiatposting
 
2017-09-05 11:48:50 PM  
This is so far down the list of things I give a shiat about that it was a pleasure just to read something today that doesn't make me want to sob like John Boehner watching Old Yeller.  Thanks Subby.
 
2017-09-05 11:49:24 PM  

kbronsito: I've been in a few hurricanes and shooting them doesn't really slow them down.


Yeah, but it might make Jose think twice...
 
2017-09-05 11:51:32 PM  
It will be interesting to see (1) if the story is true, and (2) if it is, how it could possibly be legal.  Gun ownership is a civil right in the United States.  I'm not entirely sure if this constitutional civil right applies to a territory.
 
2017-09-05 11:52:26 PM  

Recoil Therapy: abhorrent1: 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

Our military is so poorly supplied we're gonna make it okay for them to just take your stuff if they want it.

Seriously, WTF?

No kidding.  What could the military possibly confiscate from the locals that would be better than the arms that they already have.  Explosives? Again WTF?

"AND ANY OTHER PROPERTY..."  oh, 'that's' not asking for it to be abused - "We need your grill & that cooler full of beer... Why? ... Uh ... Feeding plan... Be glad that we aren't raiding your freezer too..."

It does sound like a good way to get the ammo turned in though....at a high velocity


BBQ and beer are major factors in a well-regulated militia. Cit.: any weekend at the National Guard.

/I keed, the NG saves serious ass.
 
2017-09-05 11:53:24 PM  

Krieghund: kbronsito: I've been in a few hurricanes and shooting them doesn't really slow them down.
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That looks like the standard blued finish. He should have went with the marine coat finish if he was going to be fighting anything more than an ocean squall.

FightDirector: Whelp, this is gonna get cited in gun threads for the next 25 years.
Good job farking that chicken, Governor Mapp.

yes, it will get added to the effects of registries as seen in New York, California, Massachusetts, Louisiana, etc. Because this is EXACTLY the sort of thing that people who want gun control and registries say could never ever happen... yet it happens all the time.

fusillade762: And, not surprisingly, the NRA is threatening to sue.
F*ck you guys for making me agree with the NRA about something.

They actually do this sort of thing all the time. Give it a few more years for the old guard of NRA stooges to die off and the younger fellas to take over.
 
2017-09-05 11:54:42 PM  
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