House committee chairmen demand answers from US Virgin Islands governor over gun grab

House committee chairmen demand answers from US Virgin Islands governor over gun grab

House lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp demanding answers on an ammo and firearm seizure he authorized in the days leading up to 2017’s Hurricane Irma. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., wrote to Mapp seeking answers to questions they had regarding his executive order authorizing the seizure, which the lawmakers note is "still in effect today." The order allows the adjutant general to "seize arms, ammunition explosives, and incendiary material" and effectively authorizes the "National Guard to seize lawfully owned firearms from citizens, in clear violation of their constitutional rights." Bishop appeared on Fox News’ "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Wednesday to explain the "clarification" the chairmen hope to seek. The letter sets a deadline of 5:00 pm on Aug. 1, 2018, for Mapp to provide the following information: Documents sufficient to identify any policies procedures, memoranda, or guidance detailing circumstances that may warrant the seizure of arms, ammunition, explosives, incendiary material, or any other property required by the National Guard. Documents sufficient to identify any seizure or acquisition of arms, ammunition, explosives, incendiary material, or any other property by the National Guard of the Virgin Islands under th authority of the executive order. Read the full letter below: 07.18.18 Bishop Goodlatte to Mapp VSVI Re Firearms Order – Signed by Alex Pfeiffer on Scribd

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