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    Port Huron man gets stolen gun back after a decade in evidence lockup.

    Not really OC related, but I like a story with a happy ending. Kudos to PHPD for doing the right thing.

    http://www.thetimesherald.com/articl...e=nletter-top5

    Wise got the .32 caliber five-round New Departure Smith and Wesson revolver back Thursday from the Port Huron Police Department after it had been sitting in evidence for a decade.

    Lt. Duane Loxton said he recently came upon the old firearm in the department’s evidence room.

    “I thought he’d like it back,” he said.
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    That happened to me, too. I had a S&W 586 .357 mag in a lock-up in Mississippi for years and years until one day someone decided to clean the lock-up, and it got sent back to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DetroitBiker View Post
    It sure does feel good to get a stolen gun back,I had one stolen in 2011
    and just got it back this month

    http://www.migunowners.org/forum/sho...d.php?t=221658
    If you claim the theft for insurance purposes, do you have to pay it back?
    Giving up our liberties for safety is the one sure way to let the violent among us win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTodd View Post
    If you claim the theft for insurance purposes, do you have to pay it back?
    IMO - yes. Do the right thing, yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    IMO - yes. Do the right thing, yes?
    My question was more rhetorical than what it may have appeared...

    Would you still "pay it back" if you had deducted the loss on your taxes??
    Giving up our liberties for safety is the one sure way to let the violent among us win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTodd View Post
    My question was more rhetorical than what it may have appeared...

    Would you still "pay it back" if you had deducted the loss on your taxes??
    Same answer - don't need to create any problems where none exists. Recognize though that I am hardly a tax expert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Recognize though that I am hardly a tax expert.
    well i dont think anyone is ... ya call 1800-829-1040 (look, I have it freaking memorized) and ya gotta wait 20 min before you reach someone who will give you an answer....i guess its better then them having the first guy just making a guess...

    i always reference my 1988 irs reference book, just so i dont make any mistakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTodd View Post
    If you claim the theft for insurance purposes, do you have to pay it back?
    I dont know. I didnt have coverage,so there wasn't a claim in my case.

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