.40 Cal wrote:Translation: Since you didn't actually break any laws we can't put you in jail. However, we can't let you start thinking that you have rights or you'llget alluppity and want to have them all the time. Therefore we will take away your property without due process and destroy (sell) it to be sure that you learn your place.I had only been in MI for a few weeks when I was pulled over by some local LEO in Caro MI (rural). I was working in Flint until late in the evening, so you know I was carrying. On my way to my parents house, a cruiser pulled me over for speeding. I told him I had a gun in the car and he asked if I had a CCW. I just so happened to still have a valid CCW from PA (I went to school there, ergo, I carried there). He told me to get out of the car because I was in posetion of an illegal firearm. I told him I was under the impression that my license had reciprocity in MI (this was 4 years ago). He didn't know if this was the case, so he let me go sans firearm. A few months down the road I got a letter in the mail saying that, "in lue of prosecution, your firearm will be sent to Lansing to be destroyed."
I recently found my place here in OCDO, but had I known then what I know now, I would have fought this one. Is there any form of restitution I can seek? They took the first handgun I ever owned, and I work hard at saving up for it. It was a 17, and a little bulky, but it was mine!