The answer to your question:
Goldberg's father owned the weapon he was carrying, and it was ordered destroyed by the Judge that dismissed the charges.
James Goldberg is now in possession of a valid permit and doing fine.
The State Police Destroyed the weapon in December of 2007, and a claim has been made to the State Claims Commissioner for reimbursment of the costs involved in this illegal confiscation and destruction.
Mr. Goldberg had the right to be notified as the registered owner pror to any destruction, and is the person who filed the claim for reimbursment.
Will let everyone know when the decision is handed down.