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Old May 16, 2010, 03:18 AM   #26
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You're in a legal position to get some sort of injunctive relief against your mother. Bi-Polar is recognized medically as a form of schizophrenia. She's "disabled" in a sense where she's capable of creating legal problems for you because of her psychiatric instability.

Since you can't afford an attorney -- (It might cost you $500, and the State Bar might be able to provide some aid "pro bono" because it needs to be taken care of.) Since you can't afford an attorney, you should contact County Social Services, Dept. of Human Resources about having your mother assessed, diagnosed, and otherwise restrained from making unfounded charges against you.

A social worker can help present your case to the police. Sounds like no charges are being filed. You should be able to have your guns returned to you without any sort of complications.

The "issue" is the mental state of your mom. That needs to be addressed, and social worker should be able to help you with that.

Good luck, and keep us updated.
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Old May 17, 2010, 08:55 AM   #27
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Take with you any documentation you can about your mother's condition. Someone mentioned her right to privacy. I wouldn't worry over that. Your right to privacy has already been sacrificed. Call your state level gun rights organization. See if they are able to offer any assistance. They may have attorneys who work cheap for their members, etc. As others have said, document that you can safely lock up the guns where she has no access. If you have no type of safe or cabinet and can't afford one, consider putting locking hardware on a closet door and use a secure combination padlock. With no keys to potentially float around, she can't gain access. If you do have a cabinet, put an extra combination lock on it.

Cops are between a rock and hard place with situations like this. Everyone seems believable but obviously someone is not truthful. They don't know any of you. I use to do some work and studies in a mental hospital. Mental patients can seem perfectly stable and sometimes are for a while. They can convince casual observers nothing is wrong with them.
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Old May 17, 2010, 01:20 PM   #28
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Police Confiscated 2 Rifles When No Crime Has Been Commited.

Is your mom still living with you? Stuff happens, read what this link has to offer.
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