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Congressional Cmte Says Mapp Has Some ‘Splainin’ To Do About Gun Seizure Order

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Natural Resources committee told Fox News host Tucker Carlson last night that he and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee want answers from Governor Kenneth Mapp about his gun seizure orders.

They have given Mapp until August 1 to respond to a letter about the chief executive six times re-declaring a state of emergency, nearly a year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Why not just ban free speech, people saying inconvenient things during disasters why not put them in jail for that?” Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) told Carlson.

In his declarations, Mapp has authorized the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) to seize firearms, despite Second Amendment protections for territorial residents.

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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