This happened in Simi Valley, California. He wasn't convicted of anything. I called the police. I threatened to kill myself over a fight... in turn, he threatened the same thing. They came, cuffed him, took him away, took his collection away... put him in the Ventura County Mental Facility, where, after evaluation by a panel of doctors and social workers, they promptly released him because he was just fine. They recommended marriage counseling... that's all. My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have had ups and downs (this one was a real down) in our marriage, but his collection has never posed a threat to anybody. It has taken him many years and thousands of dollars to put together the collection he had, all to be taken away after one stupid phone call. The Deputy District Attorney said that if my husband went to six months of therapy, she would feel better about returning the collection. So, he did... the therapist submitted a report, but the Deputy DA subpoenaed the records and she and the judge took the notes and jumbled them around to make my husband look like a crazy person. Even I didn't know who in the world they were talking about. Then we went to the Court
of Appeals, and they don't want to overturn anybody's decision. The botXXXXX XXXXXne is that in 2-1/2 years, my husband will once again be eligible to own a gun collection, but the SV Police Department is going to destroy his collection, leaving us with absolutely nothing. We're out $25,000 in attorneys' fees, the collection is worth about $28,000, and they won't even let us take the grips and sights off the guns. They said that they will not dismantle the collection, and they will not allow us to come in and do it. Personally, sometimes I think my husband's attorneys did more harm than good, but I do not know the law where this is concerned, or the procedures. I would have loved to stand up and represent him, but either he would have had to do it for himself, or have an attorney. I believe had I been able to talk to the judge(s), they would have understood what was going on. This was all a horrible mistake, starting with me.