I, John, a permeant resident of Idaho visiting the State of California for medical treatment in San Diego. I lease a property in San Diego. My significant other, Jane, was charged with Domestic Violence
against me, in the leased property in San Diego for the charges of 243(e)(1)pc and my significant other was taken into police custody. I was transported to the hospital for a mild head injury.
While the police were in the leased California property they asked for me, John, the victim, to open my personal safe, and surrender any firearms. They stated that I had no choice. Three handguns, two modern semi-auto and one revolver made in 1895.
I clearly stated that the firearms were secure and the safe required my fingerprint to open the safe. Yet again the police mandated that I open the safe.
As I, John, was being transported by ambulance to the emergency room the police told Jane that "it is going to be hell for him (John) get these back."
As the victim of the crime the Detective on the case stated that if I have any issues with getting my firearms back to contact him. That did not work. The Gun
Desk at San Diego Police headquarters stated that the firearms have to be registered with the State of California, fees paid, and wait and see what comes back as far as an answer. No guarantee of retrieving my property.
The two newer semi-auto's were purchased in Idaho and the old family heirloom revolver was not registered with California.
How do I get them back?
How serious is this?
I have a clean record, fully honorably discharged from the US Army, with the occasional traffic ticket on record. I do not fall into the California Dept of Justice
Bureau of Firearms Prohibiting Categories.
Please advise. Thank you.
Thanks for your help.