Sue? The problem is there are too many potential defendants and perhaps no potential witnesses. And while, I realize that's not a way to start off my question, this is crux of the problem::
1. Legally purchased and stored firearm of mine 2010. Not stored at my wife's home as she didn't wish. Was stored at my grandmother's home where I was told I could store anything I want, which was also a county away from my wife.
2. My wife gets scared, doesn't call 911 (which is the right thing to do), but calls my father, who calls my uncle who lives in VA and who then comes and takes my firearm and transports is back to his home in VA, and I was later able to retrieve it after calming all these people down.
3. So criminally, it's conspiracy, and theft of a firearm, and then taking it across state lines. The statute of limitations have not run out on all of that I know. But, I don't want to put anyone in jail.
4. So, I do not learn that my father basically masterminded the operation until around April of this year (in marriage counseling). Which to me, means that a civil suit can still be brought since I just learned of the conspirator and what happened.
5. This leads me to believe, that I may only have a suit against my father. I do believe there was also someone else involved, which I believe I can call John Doe in a suit.
6. The damages, are easy. Although this would probably turn into a tort.. As being unable to protect myself, and having been the victim of this crime, I become extremely anxious and distrustful due to the betrayal. The counseling bills alone attest to this fact, and it did eventually destroy my marriage - I'm thinking Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
7. I can probably file it, but why would anyone want to come forward (this is rhetorical). My wife is estranged, she may or may not want to. Most defendant's don't want to come forward. Perhaps the marriage counselor can testify to this? (still rhetorical)
8. So, I'm sorry, here is the question: who would I name as the defendant's and who would be a witness?