Friday, May 10, 2013

FAQ: How Long Can The Police Keep Your Firearm After A Shooting Has Been Ruled Justified?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: How long can they keep your weapon after a shooting and it was deemed justified.

A: I don't have an official answer for that. Presumably, if the shooting was officially ruled to be justified there is no further need for the police to keep it. However, that makes too much sense. Stay in touch with the investigating officers and keep inquiring about your firearm. If you start getting the official "run-around" have your attorney get involved and force the department to explain to a judge why they have not returned your property.

You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.74

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