Originally Posted by Jeepergeo
Your bad dream is actually close to reality.
Google Sherriff Floyd Tidwell and san Bernardino. That Sherriff stole something like 500 evidence guns while he was in office, which means he stole about 1 per week. These guns were given to friendx and to many deputies as gifts. When he got caught, they did an amnesty program to get the guns turned in, but few made it...though the local press did report many deputies taking trips to Lake Meade (ok, the lake meade comment was a joke).
My point is that the folks we pay to protect us and to uphold the law are often the same ones that trample our 2nd amendment rights. So yeah, legally use your gun to defend your slef and it will most of the time be permanently lost. Oh, and to make matters worse, your concealed carry permit will likely be denied renewal.
I have never ever heard of anyone lossing thier weapon or thier ccw. A couple years ago in nearby louisville a 70 yr old man shot and killed a 19 yr old white male. He didnt go to jail, his weapon was not confiscated and after LMPD got his statement he drove home in his own vehicle. This was also the second time this individual defended himself with a firearm.
I understand the need for leos to run tests on my weapon to confirm it was the firearm used but i better get it back. Its not because i have high end weapons, which i dont, its the principal of the issue. I cant believe there arent more of you guys protesting the matter.
Century Arms AR-15A2, 5.56
1946 Mosin-Nagant M44, 7.62x54R
1978 YUGO SKS, 7.62x39
NEF Protector Pump, 12 gauge
Savage Model 64, .22LR
NEF Pardner Tracker II, 12 gauge
Rock Island Armory 1911A1, .45 ACP
Remington 870 'Express Magnum' 12 gauge
Bersa Thunder .380