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This is a speculative post, really beyond the control of anyone one person. Yet, it is still interesting.

I read the other day, and saw some social media hysteria about, the emergency order out of the U.S. VI that the National Guard seize private guns and ammo. A small-scale but a serious issue. All of this a reaction to Hurricane Irma.

U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.

Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department.

Just because they can (or could) doesn’t mean they will (or did). I’ve yet to hear or read of any actual confiscations. And confiscation is nothing new. Hitler did it. Mao did it. The New Orleans police did it. It happens. Hide some of your armory. Or, just don’t open the door. That should stop 99% of the thefts – people, cops and soldiers included, are lazy.

Anyway, I also read about Gov. Greg Abbott’s reaction to Hurricane Harvey. (No link, sorry). Abbott called up his entire NG contingent. Additionally, he also called out the Texas State Guard, this being the official state militia (of Second Amendment fame).

Both outfits are professional military units. The difference is that the NG is at the dual disposal of the state – or the federal empire. The State militia is solely at the beck and call of Austin.

Texas has a proud militia history, owing its existence to the same. When the current Guard of reconstituted in the 1950’s (?) it rapidly outnumbered the federally obligated NG by over 50%. Texans want their own protection, without D.C. strings.

I do not know the current enrollment of the TX Guard but they are very well-regulated and organized. These are the real citizen soldiers or America – actually protecting their own. Every American state has a branch, though many are not as defined as that of TX.

Just remember, in times of crisis, your state will either generally fall into one of two camps: seize your guns when they might be needed, or: call on you and your guns when needed. Which would you prefer?

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Texas DOD.

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