Temporary Protection Orders: They are never abused.

A total of 306 rifles and shotguns – some of which the woman alleged had been stolen – were removed from the home by Kolar and his deputies….

…In the end, none of the guns was stolen. A two-inch thick stack of papers detailing each gun’s make, model and serial number rested on the sheriff’s desk – information secured through the National Crime Information Center of the FBI.

The gun owner, who, at the request of authorities is not being named out of concern that his collection could become a target for thieves, is left with a $1,200 bill, the cost incurred by the sheriff’s office for the confiscation.

The drama unfolded a few weeks ago when the estranged girlfriend contacted authorities about the guns. She was seeking a protection from abuse order because she feared for her safety.

Following standard procedure, a temporary PFA was approved by a judge, and based on the information provided by the woman, a court order was placed for the sheriff to confiscate all weapons and ammunition belonging to the man.

A few days later, at a hearing in front of a judge, the woman and the man offered their sides of a stormy relationship. Afterward, the judge refused to impose a permanent PFA and ordered the temporary PFA to be vacated.

via Cambria County set to return 306 guns to resident – after he pays $1,200 bill – News – The Tribune-Democrat.

So the woman lies, the guy gets his valuable collection confiscated and now he has to pay to get his guns returned. And the “Gun Safety Advocates” wonder why in the hell we are so against that crap?

The least the police should do is to arrest the woman for filing a false report. She claimed some of the guns were stolen when they were not. But more likely than not, she’ll skate that too.

 

7 Replies to “Temporary Protection Orders: They are never abused.”

  1. I’d sue her. Make an example of her. Possibly libel as well for the part about some of them being stolen (not sure if that will hold up but worth a try).




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  2. This is why I think if a order is going to be issued, both parties need to be there. Confiscating the mans collection on a vindictive wife/girlfriends word is bullshit. She should be made to pay the 1200 dollar bill. A little jail time wouldn’t hurt a damn thing.




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  3. I don’t know what the official threshold is for “arsenal” is, but 306? Dayammm! Get me a range day with that gentleman!




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  4. I wouldn’t even mind about the temporary PFA, but forcing the guy who had charges dropped to pay for the penalties incurred by the charges? That’s victim abuse.

    The cops or the ex should be made to foot the bill. It’s not like he requested a PFA on himself.




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  5. Return the Guns. Bill the woman, and file a lien against any assets she alone possesses. Use the charge of filing a false report to encourage her prompt payment.

    His attorney should use this to impeach her credibility.




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  6. Let’s also not gloss over the little tie bit saying information for each gun was gathered from NCIC. How could that be possible without some sort of federal registry?




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