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This is the kind of firepower on the streets of the USVI

June 28th, 2016 | Tags: AK 47 weapons Guns USVI VIPD
AK-47, recovered by police in St Thomas, USVI. Photo: VIC

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department says it’s working to get guns off the streets. Have a look of at least one of the weapons officers recovered in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands between Friday June 25 and Saturday June 26, 2016 (in photo).

On Friday — responding to shots fired in the vicinity of Nadir at about 10:02 a.m. — police recovered a sawed-off shotgun, a glock handgun with several extended magazines, ammunition and drugs.

The following day officers responded to shots fired in the Oswald Harris Court area and observed an individual attempting to exit the location, who dropped a folding chair bag and left.

The officers inspected the bag and recovered an AK-47 with 2 magazines. Police, however, were unable to locate the suspect after they recovered the weapon and ammunition, according to the release.

24 Responses to “This is the kind of firepower on the streets of the USVI”

  • wize up (28/06/2016, 14:34) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
    them tool right here in road town !!!!!
    • Not surprised (28/06/2016, 14:45) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
      you can buy them in walmart once you don't have a criminal record
      • what (28/06/2016, 16:38) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
        @notsurprised, yes you can buy guns at Walmart but i have never seen an AK 47, sure gun shows and they are readily avail but never have i seen them at Walmart!
        • Not surprised (28/06/2016, 17:15) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
          Look again it's the american made kalashnikov - semi auto began manufacturing in Florida this year to compete with the AR-15 also sold at Walmart
      • nope (28/06/2016, 21:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        I have been to Walmart before. They do sell guns but not those type. And not every Walmart sell guns. The thing that scare me most was when I was in Louisiana, you see regular men and women walking around with guns strap on their waist.It is legal but you have to have a gun permit.
      • Questioner Man (30/06/2016, 16:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Maybe I need to check Walmart mon? Walmart have the ting dem. lol
    • Wise Down (28/06/2016, 21:03) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      But ofcourse.... We war ready 2016 tunnnnnnn tf up
  • ISIS bringing them in (28/06/2016, 14:53) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    The VI are fast becoming like the middle east.
  • baby cham (28/06/2016, 14:55) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    "we get the thing dem dem outta luck now rah rah"
  • we going for the poor (28/06/2016, 16:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The war is coming fast
  • pc so n so (28/06/2016, 16:10) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    dem here too
  • Little Turtledove (28/06/2016, 17:15) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    Ok, but that's nothing compared to what they have here in the BVI. It's so sad what our once loving communities are turning into. Miss the days when you can pass people on the streets and be greeted with a nice "good afternoon" or "good morning" when you walk the streets, people walk pass selling cupcakes or peanuts and can't even say hello.
  • shark (28/06/2016, 17:20) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    chinese made ak-47 with the pre-ban mag up to 50 rounds
    7.62x39 can periece amor.
  • what you saying (28/06/2016, 23:25) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Will the men or women of strong mind step forward and flex your muscles. badness out of style
  • NRA (28/06/2016, 23:25) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    you are correct shark, that is one of the 20 variants of the ak47 called the Chinese AKS it comes chambered in 7.62x39mm, this stamped-steel-receiver AKS has a side-folding Phenolic stock set (inlay). It is one of the rarest of the Chinese guns in the U.S.

    • @NRA (29/06/2016, 12:13) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      You really know your sh!t on these guns, don't you; you getting ready for a WAR or WAH?
  • uuhh (29/06/2016, 14:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ask how military grade weapond end up on the streets in the first place. The kind of people walkin around wid dem ain got the money to make and distribute dem
    • NRA (30/06/2016, 07:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      my guess is the black market, there are many places all over the world where one can go to buy a weapon such as that one if you know where to look
  • Questioner Man (30/06/2016, 15:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thas the kinda ting Tortola have to eh!!!!. Stop playing the BVI and USVI is a real MILATARY MISON!!
  • gang (01/07/2016, 13:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Choppaz & Glizzy's deh bout
  • @Gang (02/07/2016, 00:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They know who & how the getting here in the island to tho, think they ain't kno sucker dem lol t2t

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