This is my first post, I have been OCign for about 9-10 months or so. Last October I had a somewhat-bad run-in with a local LEO regarding my OC of my revolver the night before. Nearing the end of our confrontation my father had been contacted by a friend and shortly arrived on scene, he invited the officer to our home
after the LEO had stated that he would like to see
the handgun. While inspecting my fiream the Sgt. proceeded to write down the serial number and promptly left shortly there after.
I have recently been trying to figure out whether or not the LEO was within his rights to copy the serial number of one of my firearms, considering he was not given permission
, he was a guest in my home
, I had commited no crimes, and my firearm has never been involved in any crimes. Granted, I am aware that very little can be done with my serial number, and unless I commit a crime with the gun, I don't have much to fear, but I felt violated by this and several of the LEO's acts that night. I assume he took the SN to run a check on the firearm, and I assume that he (obvious to me) hasn't found anything on the firearm. In my searching I have found things which seem to suggest that this act could be considered an unlawful private search and seizure
assuming that the firearm AND serial are my personal property. I don't know all of the laws though (no one knows them all), and ive had a hell of a time finding anything related to this situation, so I turn to these forums I have watched for near a year now, to make my first post and request its members help.
ty in advance