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Larry Williams reports from the heart of the Hurricane Belt :

Living in the Virgin Islands, as I do, is interesting re: gun laws.

Since the Virgin Islands are a possession of the U.S., there are some rights we do not have here. I can't vote for a Congressman, Senator or President. I have no direct representation, also no IRS due to the old "taxation without representation" issue.

I cannot own a gun here as I can stateside unless I dance through lots of hoops, register, and all that. This law is strictly enforced here. Don't try to burgle my house, though, I have a flare gun!

Yet at least once a week someone is shot or killed here. So much for gun control limiting crime and murder and such. Not here, nor in Beirut, where I once lived, where it was highly illegal to own guns, but everyone did!