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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  •  Sept. 6, 2017  •  Contact Alan Korwin


Press Release

Governor Kenneth Mapp of the U.S. Virgin Islands has issued an order to confiscate privately held firearms as this U.S. Territory faces an oncoming hurricane. If U.S. National Guard troops execute this illegal order and attempt to forcibly disarm the public they should be met with armed resistance and subject to court martial. Other so-called gun-rights groups are calling for slow legal paperwork and making strongly worded statements.

“What is it about people once they get into office--they seem to lose all sense of proportion and the right of the public to protect itself,” according to Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership,, in response to the dangerous and intolerable gun-confiscation order.

“The idea that you can make people safer by making them defenseless in the face of hurricane devastation is insanity,” JPFO says. “At the very time when lawlessness may rule, government can collapse, and essential services will rely on each family's abilities, this order should be repealed or overlooked for safety.”

Government is banned from, and has no legitimate authority for, disarming innocent civilians. Government however is historically prone to do so, preceding every civilian mass murder in history. Authorities don't disarm criminals and malcontents--because they cannot--that's common knowledge. Government agents arriving to disarm innocent people who face mayhem should face loaded guns, not compliant victims, because the agents are doing harm and threatening lives. Soldiers take oaths against this. People are justified in defending themselves--it is precisely why they are armed.

Resistance to society-wide tyrannical edicts is exactly why the Founding Fathers enacted the Second Amendment, look it up. People are not armed to lay down like helpless sheep when government bangs on the door and illegally demands, “Give us your guns because we have our orders or we'll shoot you.” Do the Virgin Islands have a registry list, so agents know on whose doors to knock? Compliance with this unlawful order of usurpation is lethally dangerous and must be withdrawn for everyone's security.


Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, is America's most aggressive civil-rights organization, dedicated to destroying the notion of "gun control" as any kind of credible public-policy position. So-called "gun control" does not control guns and doesn't control criminal behavior. What it does do is disarm the innocent, leaving them helpless in the face of criminals, tyrannical governments and genocide. History repeatedly proves this fact. Founded in 1989 by Aaron Zelman as a response to the Holocaust, JPFO speaks with the moral authority and tenacious commitment of survivors of persecution, and knows that surrendering your personal and family safety to government protection courts disaster. "You don't have to be Jewish to fight by our side, you just have to love liberty."

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