Vigin Islands' governor issued emergency firearms confiscation order?

Daily CallerTwo House committees are investigating Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s emergency order allowing national guardsmen to confiscate legally-owned firearms ahead of Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Republican Reps. Rob Bishop of Utah and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia sent a letter to Mapp on Wednesday, asking for documentation on the order and whether or not any firearms were actually seized under the emergency order.

Both lawmakers worried Mapp’s order could violate Americans’ Second Amendment right to bear arms.

It sounds like a slam-dunk violation of the 2nd Amendment if any firearms were actually confiscated. If it was just boilerplate language that was never executed, it's still a violation, but the real world effects are likely to be minimal since no one would have standing to challenge it.

This entry was published Mon Jul 30 10:08:00 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-07-30 10:08:00.0. [Tweet]

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