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45DAVID1
10-06-2007, 1:20 PM
I was recently served a Special Interrogatories form and I need some help with a few questions.

1. List any and all weapons, including their standard specific make, model, type and serial numbers.
** do i need to list the serial numbers?**

2. State the specific location of each and every weapon you own, is registered in your name, or is in your possession custody or control.
** I went through some PTSD issues with the military from desert duty and I can see where my ex is trying to take this. (suicidal/depressed and own firearms). Would it be best just to go down on my own and put them in for safekeeping at the local PD so there won't be any "crazyman with guns" issues?**

Smokeybehr
10-06-2007, 1:22 PM
Get a lawyer, and get one ASAP. Don't fill out anything until you have a lawyer. Make sure you get a good one, too. Remember, good divorce lawyers are expensive, but worth it.

45DAVID1
10-06-2007, 1:40 PM
I've been going through the divorce process for almost 1 year. She is on her 4th attorney. I still have the same attorney who has been a specialist in family law for 16 years. My attorney is one of the best in the San Bernardino areas and has pretty much "shutdown" every attorney she has had. She had to goto the OC to get an attorney because there isn't one out here that will take her as a client because of her bad attitude. Her new attorney has been practicing law under 1 year. He is yound, inexperienced and trying anything and everything to gain an upperhand in an already lost battle. As far as a TRO goes there is no threat against her. I never call her, never stop by my old house, never communicate with her in any way other than when I pick-up my son for my custody days or she drops him off. In order for her to get a TRO she will need to prove that there is some sort of threat there, which there is not. The fact of the matter is she owns the same amount if not more firearms that i have. I was just curious about taking the firearms to the local PD since I already have one sitting there. Her first attorney thought a mini-14 was illegal and should be destroyed. In order to minimize the hassle and court fees i turned it in and it's sitting waiting for this to end. I figured it would just be easier to have them sitting in PD custody to avoid her whole perceived threat.

45DAVID1
10-06-2007, 1:49 PM
I am the evidence locker dude at the PD :) I'm sure she would love me getting a TRO against her since she is a deputy sheriff..lol

45DAVID1
10-06-2007, 1:59 PM
I can't be fired. i do not carry a weapon at work or off work. My background investigator knew I was going through a divorce and they understand everything else that I going on with it. My ex's other main concern is about my stag. Thats going in pieces and the mags and uppers will be finding a new home till this is done.

45DAVID1
10-06-2007, 2:01 PM
Better yet. Anyone have the links available for ALL the DOJ OLL memos so i can give them to my attorney? I would prefer copies that aren't blacked out anywhere if thats possible. Thanks in advance!

45DAVID1
10-06-2007, 2:11 PM
Thanks. I also printed up the 2007 Dangerous Weapons Control Law Welfare and Institution code sections 8100-8108 that deal with mental stuff because of the PTSD issues.

45DAVID1
10-06-2007, 2:23 PM
Inland Empire is the San Bernardino/Riverside areas. I did not get the underground regulation thing.

45DAVID1
10-06-2007, 3:39 PM
I hope they try and take and destroy my legal build/config stag. I'm not sure how a family law decision would help in the whole OLL situation if the outcome is positive, but any positive court finding sure won't hurt!

Gringo Bandito
10-06-2007, 7:49 PM
Sell all of them to your best buddy for a $1 and them buy them all back when all is said and done.

saki302
10-06-2007, 10:53 PM
There's a place in Vegas which rents anonymous safe deposit boxes for fairly reasonable rates. A buddy of mine put all his light-show ammo there for safe keeping before selling it at SAR last year.

Just something to think about..

-Dave

Sheldon
10-07-2007, 6:29 AM
A friend from work went thru a divorce and felt the same need to get rid of all his forearms due to similar reasons. He gave the guns to two different people to keep till the whole thing was finalized. I was one of those people, but don't know what the legalities involved are.

KenpoProfessor
10-07-2007, 6:59 AM
Sell all of them to your best buddy for a $1 and them buy them all back when all is said and done.

Not such a good idea, do you know what the DROS fees would run on say 15 guns, back and forth doubles it?

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

patman
10-07-2007, 7:35 AM
Cheaper than an divorce lawyer's charge for an hour? (or a case of non 22lr ammo these days!)

You can do multiple guns per DROS ppt too right?


Not such a good idea, do you know what the DROS fees would run on say 15 guns, back and forth doubles it?

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

Gringo Bandito
10-07-2007, 7:39 AM
Cheaper than an divorce lawyer's charge for an hour? (or a case of non 22lr ammo these days!)

You can do multiple guns per DROS ppt too right?

+1. It's cheap in comparison to having to buy the ones that are lost in the divorce.

KenpoProfessor
10-07-2007, 7:44 AM
Cheaper than an divorce lawyer's charge for an hour? (or a case of non 22lr ammo these days!)

You can do multiple guns per DROS ppt too right?

My understanding is that is only rifes and not handguns.

Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

Clyde

45DAVID1
10-07-2007, 9:21 AM
All I have are rifles. No handguns here!

hoffmang
10-07-2007, 9:27 AM
You should check out the PDFs on my site:
http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/
and especially:
http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/AR-AK-Approval-Letters/

-Gene

45DAVID1
10-07-2007, 11:39 AM
Thank you sir! The Stag memo's will come in handy. I am going to enjoy making the soon to be ex's attorney look like an idiot in the courtroom.
You should check out the PDFs on my site:
http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/
and especially:
http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/AR-AK-Approval-Letters/

-Gene

AJAX22
10-07-2007, 11:52 AM
All Long guns can be transfered on one DROS for the princly sum of 35$

I'd love to see her face when you fill the paper out "NONE"

:D that'd be worth 35$ to me...

45DAVID1
10-07-2007, 1:06 PM
Question 1 on the paper asks me to list all the firearms and weapons I have ever owned since we were married. Question 2 then asks the location of all fireams that I currently have in my possession. Question 1 will have everything listed including my handy dandy 2.5 inch pocket knife. Question 2 will look something like this.

Firearms: NONE in my possession
*along with the copies of my buddies DROS*

CavTrooper
10-07-2007, 1:08 PM
OT, but have to ask..
Why would they destory your muzzle loader?

45DAVID1
10-07-2007, 1:15 PM
I originally turned in the mini along with the muzzle loader because my ex said the mini was an assault weapon because there was a folding stock in the same room. (the stock was not on the rifle). So I turned the mini in for safekeeping and brought the muzzle loader too. The muzzle loader had the bolt rusted in place and wouldnt budge so I just decided to have it destroyed.

45DAVID1
10-07-2007, 1:22 PM
Here is another question for the military guys here. My ex is trying to gain access to my service records (specifically medical records). Will the military deny her and her attorney access to my records if I specifically state that I do not want them released? Or do I need to follow some other military/legal route ie: the 5th and 14th amendements as well as california evidence code sections 1010, 1015, and 1016 and the privacy act of 1974.

CavTrooper
10-07-2007, 1:34 PM
Talk to the local VA, they would be the ones to know.