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Old May 8th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #31
 
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That nut job GZ spent years on neighborhood watch, keeping his local

streets free of crime, to be thrown to the dogs by the very people he

kept safe in their beds at night.

How many years did you voluntarily walk the streets at night, spent on

your neighborhood watch, so people

wouldn't think of you as a "nut job", doubletap?


Haha!! Don't get your panties in a wad, it's cool if he's your hero buddy.. I'm sure all the police run ins and ex girlfriends that have restraining orders on him for assault and pointing guns at them all think he's a swell guy too.. And I don't care to protect neighborhoods as long as my family is safe I'm good..



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Old May 8th, 2016, 06:26 PM   #32
 
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"Ccw a cheap gun."

YES
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If the shooting is found to be in self defense,i would think you would get your pistol/gun back. Just my opinion!
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Old May 11th, 2016, 12:15 AM   #34
 
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My MIL got her S&W back after her husband a felon was stopped and was arrested. She had left it in there by accident, she used his truck while he worked out of town.They even dropped the case against her husband, felon with firearm could have got him 6years.

They are divorced now, but he is no longer a felon, had old case expunged so he went and bought himself a new Ruger Single Six legally and all!!

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Old May 11th, 2016, 05:14 AM   #35
 
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This story out of CA will make you mad - the guy had his guns and ammo seized by the cops in LA and they are refusing to give the ammo back. The entered his house as his burglar alarm went off, but when they got there they started seizing all his guns and ammo!!!

Dan Bilzerian: Los Angeles cops took guns without warrant, returned without bullets - Washington Times

Also, California has a new law that allows seizure based on a family members contention that they "think' the firearm owner is mentally ill and/or poses a threat.

Landmark California gun seizure law takes effect 1 January but amid concerns | US news | The Guardian
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My pistol was returned to me after a grand jury no-billed me. It took over a year tho. It had been kept in filing cabinet, at least that's where the officer retrieved it from when I went to pick it up. It was in a sealed plastic bag, and was in good condition.
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Might check with Ayoob on the GATE subforum of Glocktalk.
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Old December 4th, 2016, 11:58 AM   #38
 
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I understand that in the event of a self defense shooting--even if legitimate, they seize your gun as evidence. Do you get it back once everything is all said and done?
Yes you do, but they want you to come down with your proper ID and pick it up personally.
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Evidence officer will mark an identifying mark on the firearm, hopefully where it cannot be seen. But some are Richards.
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"Ccw a cheap gun."

YES
I tell people this all the time, carry a reliable inexpensive firearm. If not be prepared to lose your expensive firearm for at least a few months.

I do carry a GP, but I OC, and very few OCers have been involved in shootings.
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It's not really a question of if you will get your gun back, but rather what condition your gun will be in if you get it back. When I was younger I had an air rifle taken by cops and when all was said and done and I got it back, it was in terrible condition. The metal was all scratched up, the wood stock was cracked, the cocking handle was bent, and the scope that was mounted on it was gone.
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In Nj it depends on the town. The town I used to own a business in took a month after the end of legal action Soem towns take over a year. Why because.
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As others have said, you're supposed to get your gun back as soon as: a. they decide not to charge you or b. after you've been found not-guilty.

That said, some jurisdictions take their own sweet time returning your gun to you, related to the degree with which the chief LEO hates civilian gun ownership.

I haven't heard of police agencies marking guns taken in evidence, although I'm sure practices vary. In our local area, we are told to simply note the make, model and SERIAL NUMBER. You see, almost all guns (all guns made or imported after 1968, anyway) are ALREADY marked with a unique number or letter-number combination. There's really no need for the officer to scratch their initials on them. Doing that makes as much sense as scratching my initials on a car that I'm impounding.

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Yes I did receive a gun back from evidence after an Order that was signed by the Judge. No damage to the firearm.
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Not a shooting, but I was riding with a guy in his truck on a wet road in NC, back in the early 90's. He went around a curve, hydroplaned and rolled the truck down into the woods. We climbed out of the cab of the Ford pickup which was in 4 pieces. Bed wrapped around a tree at the top of the hill, engine came out, and cab separated from the frame, and all three rolled down the hill. A Sheriff's deputy came on the scene as we were walking in the direction we had been driving. My Colt 1911 was being open carried as is the law. The cop looked right at it when he pulled up to me. After talking the guy that was driving, and arresting him for being slightly over the dui limit, he got out of his car, pulled his gun on me, and arrested me for carrying concealed. He tool my Colt of course and later in court I was able to question the cop and he admitted that I was carrying legally, and the judge threw out the case, and ordered them to return my weapon immediately. I went to the Sheriffs Dept, and they gave me the 1911 and magazine. It had been fired by them while they had it, and they didn't even bother to clean it, to try and hide the fact. They didn't return my ammo. That was the second time NC law enforcement tried to burn me for concealed carry, and I got my 1911 back both times.
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