View Full Version : Can active duty military get confiscated rifles back?

08-10-2010, 9:44 PM
If active duty military personal leaves his rifle with a family friend, who then gets the rifle confiscated with other firearms during the service of a drug warrant. Is there anyway for that active duty military person to get his rifle back?

I thought i read something on here a long time ago, about him being able to file some forms and get his rifle back for evidence.

08-10-2010, 10:06 PM
He's going to need a good lawyer and a lot of patience.

08-11-2010, 7:15 AM
In this context, nothing special about 'active duty military'.

Person A left a gun/some guns with person B. Person B got involved in a drug bust, and all the guns were picked up. How does person A get his gun(s) back?

Lawyer and patience, as Ron-Solo says; they're probably being held as evidence in an ongoing case, and won't be available until the case is closed. If they're available at all.

08-11-2010, 7:32 AM
Unless that rifle is really special, I'd bet that it is not worth the time and expense of trying to get it back.

They should avoid that "friend" and save up for a new firearm.

08-11-2010, 7:42 AM
It is cheaper and faster to just go and buy new ones.

08-11-2010, 11:26 AM
^ Yep all the above is what i figured. Just wanted to double check because of some old info I got here in the past. Thanks guys.

Flintlock Tom
08-11-2010, 11:38 AM
If you know an active duty military member who had his/her gun confiscated through no fault of his/her own, I would like to contribute toward getting him/her a new one.


08-11-2010, 11:58 AM
Get a new rifle AND new friends