Dana Loesch Slams Virgin Islands Gov.'s Gun Seizure Order
Dana Loesch slammed what she sees as trampling on the Second Amendment by the governor of the Virgin Islands as the territory braces for Hurricane Irma.
Gov. Kenneth Mapp seemingly ordered the national guard to seize guns and ammunition from citizens as the storm approaches.
The statement said law enforcement 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 mission.”
Later the governor backtracked, saying he had not ordered seizure of weapons. The National Rifle Association threatened to sue Mapp over the order.
"This is a time when people most need to be able to protect themselves, from looters, from other violence," NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch told Tucker Carlson on Thursday.
The order echoes now-jailed New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's statement in 2005 where he authorized police to seize citizens' weapons. The NRA sued New Orleans, saying it violated citizens' Second Amendment rights.
Tucker recalled that he witnessed firsthand the New Orleans police department during hurricane Katrina looting and not protecting citizens who were preyed upon by mobs.