Go Back   Maryland Shooters > Gun Rights and Legislation > Maryland 2A Issues
Don't Have An Account? Register Here

Join MD Shooters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 31st, 2020, 04:38 PM #1
JamesBoyd JamesBoyd is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Temple Hills, MD
Posts: 6
JamesBoyd JamesBoyd is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Temple Hills, MD
Posts: 6
My Firearms Are Being Held For Absolutely No Reason. Is there anything I can do?

Hi,

Very long story very short, I have an unhinged ex girlfriend who attacked me with mace, and then filed a protective order on me. As to comply with the law, I surrendered my firearms temporarily throughout the duration of the order. A few weeks later her and I were back in court and she dropped the protective order, full send. However, the timing could not have been more unfortunate. This was early March when COVID was just being recognized as a large issue.

For almost three months now, any time I call PG Sheriff's Dept. to arrange to pick my handgun and rifle up, they tell me that they are "not operating in that capacity at the moment" and to call back in 3 to 4 weeks. I have nothing on my criminal record, the protective order was dropped and I should be able to get my property back.
JamesBoyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2020, 04:52 PM #2
Sealion's Avatar
Sealion Sealion is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Balto Co
Posts: 1,777
Sealion Sealion is offline
Senior Member
Sealion's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Balto Co
Posts: 1,777
Besides the obvious, get a lawyer, I don't have much to offer other than my sympathy for your situation.
__________________
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.-Ronald Reagan

NRA - Endowment-Life Member
MSI Executive Member
MD Designated Collector
SOTAR Alumnus

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Sealion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2020, 04:56 PM #3
Sling Blade's Avatar
Sling Blade Sling Blade is offline
Unejamacated hick
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 25,544
Sling Blade Sling Blade is offline
Unejamacated hick
Sling Blade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 25,544
In PG county you may be screwed

PG county libtards dont recognize the 2A
__________________
Sling Blade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2020, 05:06 PM #4
welder516's Avatar
welder516 welder516 is offline
Deplorable Welder
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Welding Shop in Wuhan
Posts: 13,742
welder516 welder516 is offline
Deplorable Welder
welder516's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Welding Shop in Wuhan
Posts: 13,742
It will take a while to get them back , it happened to a well known member here and maybe if he reads this he may share . Out of courtesy and respect I will not mention his name
__________________
"Oz never didn't give nothing to the Tin-man"

Iron Sharpens Iron
welder516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2020, 05:08 PM #5
squaregrouper's Avatar
squaregrouper squaregrouper is offline
Registered Grendelophile
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pikesville, Peoples Republik Of Marylandistan
Posts: 10,651
Images: 1
squaregrouper squaregrouper is offline
Registered Grendelophile
squaregrouper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pikesville, Peoples Republik Of Marylandistan
Posts: 10,651
Images: 1
How much are your guns worth? If less than, say $1000, it might be best to wait it out and hope they will eventually give them back.
Something similar happened to me c.2006 with Baltimore City. It took almost 2 years and a lot of headaches to get my firearms back.
I was never even charged with anything.

EDIT- I'm who Welder516 was referring to above.
__________________
.
Nothing posted on this forum should be considered legal advice. If you are in need of legal advice, I advise you to seek your own counsel. Hell, I'm not even a lawyer, but this got your attention.
squaregrouper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2020, 05:53 PM #6
Name Taken Name Taken is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central
Posts: 11,162
Name Taken Name Taken is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central
Posts: 11,162
You could file a Writ of Mandamus with the courts forcing the government to do an act they are required to do.

However I'd suspect that the courts are closed for those types of functions.

Probably in a wait it out situation honestly. If you can file the writ they will have to comply or the agency will have to explain why they can't.
__________________
"The way to get people out of poverty is to make them uncomfortable in their poverty." -- Ben Franklin

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who wish us harm." ---George Orwell
Name Taken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2020, 06:01 PM #7
MaxVO2's Avatar
MaxVO2 MaxVO2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Potomac (ok.ok.. Rockville..)
Posts: 2,346
MaxVO2 MaxVO2 is offline
Senior Member
MaxVO2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Potomac (ok.ok.. Rockville..)
Posts: 2,346
****This happened to one of my range friends. Even with the courts being open back then, and a lawyer, it still took him over a year to get his firearms back. He was going through a divorce though, and his ex had a protective order that she also dropped. You will probably just have to wait this out as others have said. Here in Maryland, getting a persons guns back to them in a timely manner after a protective order is not a priority for law enforcement. Probably less so now due to so much being closed.
MaxVO2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2020, 06:11 PM #8
Sling Blade's Avatar
Sling Blade Sling Blade is offline
Unejamacated hick
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 25,544
Sling Blade Sling Blade is offline
Unejamacated hick
Sling Blade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 25,544
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxVO2 View Post
****This happened to one of my range friends. Even with the courts being open back then, and a lawyer, it still took him over a year to get his firearms back. He was going through a divorce though, and his ex had a protective order that she also dropped. You will probably just have to wait this out as others have said. Here in Maryland, getting a persons guns back to them in a timely manner after a protective order is not a priority for law enforcement. Probably less so now due to so much being closed.
Worse... some of em may disappear

“Ooh... I always wanted one of those, and that peasant doesnt need guns. I’ll just take this one home for safe keeping”
__________________
Sling Blade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2020, 06:44 PM #9
Doctor_M's Avatar
Doctor_M Doctor_M is offline
Certified Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The People's Republic of Maryland
Posts: 15,512
Doctor_M Doctor_M is offline
Certified Mad Scientist
Doctor_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The People's Republic of Maryland
Posts: 15,512
I would second the advice to get a lawyer.... it could take a long time without one.

Sorry for your troubles. Just one more reason to stay on the correct side of the hot/crazy line.
Doctor_M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31st, 2020, 07:44 PM #10
Combloc's Avatar
Combloc Combloc is offline
Stop Negassing me!!!!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: In a House
Posts: 4,493
Combloc Combloc is offline
Stop Negassing me!!!!!
Combloc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: In a House
Posts: 4,493
Let this be a lesson...…..NEVER surrender your firearm.
__________________
1. Stop negassing me!!!!

2. If it's Czech and it's military, it's Cool!!

3. This Great Nation was born one fine spring day in 1775 when Patriots stood firm at Lexington Green against King George's armed soldiers who had come looking to disarm free Men.

4. I'm not a Covidiot so I refuse to wear your social control implement.
Combloc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > Gun Rights and Legislation > Maryland 2A Issues


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2019, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service