Was he charged with a crime?I didn't find out about this last night, I wish I had sooner. My sister's ex-boyfriend is still a big part of the family because they have a child together. He still spends a lot of time hanging out with my parents and me. Well, he was out driving the other day in Concord and a police officer performed a traffic stop with him at a stoplight. The officer said his car was too loud ("he's black btw, and most of you know how the concord police force can be. It's no secret that they'll pull you over for DWB "Driving while black"). The second the officer came to the window, he informed the LEO that there was a firearm in his car and that it was on the passenger seat. Well, when he looked over at the seat, the firearm had fallen onto the floor. The street he was on, there's a pretty bad bump in the road right before you come up to the stoplight, and he's thinking it fell onto the floor when he hit that. It still wasn't hidden or anything though, you could look in the car through the window and still see it. Infact, the officer spotted it immediately. Btw, the firearm was not loaded, and there was no ammunition in the vehicle. He was just transporting it home.
That wasn't good enough though, he was placed under arrest and the firearm was taken. All because the officer considered it concealed. I know that it's location does make it a very iffy subject. He's been trying to fight the the police department to get his weapon back, but now they're talking about having it destroyed instead. He can't really afford one, but he's decided to get a lawyer and try to fight it.
So, from the people out there that have been fighting the fight for awhile, do you have any advice I can give him? I realize it might not be a straightforward situation, and if you're advice is to just drop it, I'll pass that along. But I would like to give him something.