Woe betide the law-abiding firearms owner unlucky enough to have his firearms seized by a law-enforcement agency in Washington. Time and again, law-enforcement agencies delay or refuse the return of such property, even when there is no good reason for the agencies to hold it.
How, you may wonder, does a “law-abiding firearms owner” lose his lawfully owned property to the police? Consider these true-life examples:
*A person lawfully transporting his firearm in his vehicle is involved in a collision which leaves him seriously injured. While the injured person travels in an aid car to the hospital, police at the accident scene decide to have the damaged vehicle towed or impounded. As part of that process, an officer lawfully searches the vehicle, finds the firearm, and takes the firearm into safekeeping.