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Confiscation
« on: December 27, 2017, 06:00:52 AM »
I heard from someone that a friend of his passed away and the Police came in and confiscated the deceaseds guns. They were told that it was because he had no Will. Is this BS? How would the Police know if he had any guns and how would the Police even know that he dad any guns?  >:( >:(

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Re: Confiscation
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 06:54:43 AM »
Sounds fishy to me. If he had a CPL, they had an indication he had firearms but unless the remaining family members were felons, I don't see why that would happen. I'd check my sources were I you.  :dunno:
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Re: Confiscation
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 06:55:14 AM »
This should be in Outdoor advocacy.
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Re: Confiscation
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 07:07:53 AM »
I heard from someone that a friend of his passed away and the Police came in and confiscated the deceaseds guns. They were told that it was because he had no Will. Is this BS? How would the Police know if he had any guns and how would the Police even know that he dad any guns?  >:( >:(

Absolute BS.  How would the police know of the will, or lack there of?  It doesn't become public record until probate is reached and the court issues letters testimentary. 

And never mind that there isn't probable cause to take the guns unless there is a whole lot unstated

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Re: Confiscation
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 08:14:07 AM »
I heard from someone that a friend of his passed away and the Police came in and confiscated the deceaseds guns. They were told that it was because he had no Will. Is this BS? How would the Police know if he had any guns and how would the Police even know that he dad any guns?  >:( >:(

Absolute BS.  How would the police know of the will, or lack there of?  It doesn't become public record until probate is reached and the court issues letters testimentary. 

And never mind that there isn't probable cause to take the guns unless there is a whole lot unstated
Something seems fishy or maybe we are missing key information?  THey should not have known about his guns.  Unless:Did the person passaway in the home?  Were the police called or did they respond as part of the death of the family member?  Were firearms openly visible when they did so?  That should be the ONLY way that they know about the weapons.

I had a close friend's father die.  HE was a horder and died in his home from natural causes.  he had a CPL and had his little pistol on him.  The Police to possession of the firearm and one openly visible one at time of death, but nothing else.  There were close to 40 firearms buried in the mess when my friend and I worked on cleaning the home to prep it for sale, Police never looked or asked about them.

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Re: Confiscation
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 08:32:59 AM »
Something tells me there is more to the story.
When my dad passed away in NY, I had to go there and transfer his handguns to myself. In NY, the handguns are registered to his permit so they knew he had those. They gave a warning and I had plenty of time to deal with it.
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Re: Confiscation
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 05:12:43 PM »


Is this BS?

The story you heard about a friend of a friend is always BS.

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Re: Confiscation
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 05:28:42 PM »
I know of something similar to this that happen to a friend. It had nothing to do with guns. It was from no will being left. Everything when to his mother once then found paper work naming her in a small life insurance policy.
I'm not sure.

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Re: Confiscation
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 06:24:23 PM »
I know of something similar to this that happen to a friend. It had nothing to do with guns. It was from no will being left. Everything when to his mother once then found paper work naming her in a small life insurance policy.

The named beneficiaries of policies and accounts have no bearing on the dispersal of an intestate estate. Furthermore the police wouldn’t get involved or confiscate goods from an estate, intestate or not, unless there is a court order. The dispersal of an estate without a will follow well known laws.

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Re: Confiscation
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2017, 08:37:08 PM »
Exactly.
None of the family was allowed on the property or remove any items from the property. It wasn't until the only thing linking them was an old policy.
I'm not sure.

 

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