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Automatic Forfeiture of Guns in King Co. During Divorce. Huh?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by trainsktg, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Hello All,

    A friend of a friend informed me tonight that, in King County, one must sell one's firearms prior to divorce papers being filed or the sheriff will automatically confiscate them until the divorce is final. He also said that all licenses held (FFL and CCL were implied) are also automatically revoked.

    Huh...?

    I believe there is more to this story than I was told in my brief conversation.

    Anyone care to agree or call BS or whatever on this one?

    Keith
     
  2. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Sounds like BS to me. I've known a few people that went through a divorce and they definitely still had their guns afterward.

    Besides, you know what to say when they come for your guns. "I'm sorry officer, but I lost all my guns in a tragic boating accident."
    tragicboatingaccident.jpg
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I call BS. It is not in the WA state laws and WA has a "no preemption" law.

    I think he has a bigger problem and needs a lawyer.
     
  4. sigman

    sigman Olympia, Wa Member

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    On what grounds can he confiscate your legally owned guns? My wife cheats on me so I lose my collection?
     
  5. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    not unless she scare for her life and decide to put restrain order against you..... then they will take everything from you including you ccw. We had this converstion awhile back about RO.
     
  6. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    there is a place to put down if the spouse has firearms, how many and what kind. If this is answered then they make you get rid of the weapons or confiscate them till the action is adjudicated. Problem is that it's optional if the filing party wants an order of protection, but the forms doesn't say that, they just flat out ask the question so it's pretty much automatic.

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  7. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    This is pretty much what my wife and I concluded in our discussion afterwards. In the midst of a presumed nasty divorce, it may indeed 'seem' that automatic confiscation occurs...especially when a person only has one incident (his own) to compare it to.

    Keith
     
  8. Sasquatchvnv

    Sasquatchvnv Port Orchard Active Member

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    If there are charges of domestic violence involved, it is not unusual for the judge to restrict your access to firearms. I've held a few firearms for friends going through that mess.
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Which form?
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what your soon to be ex-wife tells the court.

    Even over here in Clallam Co.,12-15 years ago this happened to a friend of a friend.

    Wife tells the sheriff husband is unstable and has guns un the house,I'm scared.

    The cops came and escorted him and the guns off the property...separately.
    He did get his guns back and she got it for credit fraud,but it can happen.

    Maybe take your guns to Pop's place if your getting a divorce?
    Storage unit?

    Except if in NJ.
     
  11. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    This thread reads like something right off of Stallin's or Kruschev's
    personal bulletin board......................................:angry::angry:
    Who is fighting there to stop this kind of descriminatory behavior and policy????
     
  12. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    I agree that this behavior is wrong (taking guns away), but I don't see how it is discriminatory. Who is being discriminated against?
     
  13. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Just plain everyday citizens that are going through a divorce. If there is no history of violence, that is discriminatory to say the least !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    And where is the PROOF this is even happening? :confused::confused::confused:

    Where is the law, the form, the anything?

    This it not a "standard" when getting divorced, even the OP said he thinks there is more to the story..........
     
  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Discriminatory? Ever been divorced, Brother? When your packin' meat and two veg, and not a taco @ the groin region, your wallet is pried open and your money is no object to the courts, short of her being a "crack ho" the man gets emasculated on many levels... ask me how I know, although I never had my formidable arsenal jepordized. :winkkiss:
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Post didn't go thru last night.Oh well

    See sometimes people don't like each other when they get divorce.
    Sometimes they do and say bad things about each other during the divorce proceedings.
    People change a lot when the are cast off by the person they loved.

    What would be the worst thing a soon to be ex could do to a gun owner? (not including any child issues)

    All that has to happen is the wife gets pissed and tells the cops her husband seems unstable and has guns.
    I'm sure King Co would love to come take anybody's guns.
     
  17. sigman

    sigman Olympia, Wa Member

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    Spiteful things happen during a divorce. I have seen a $5,000 Aushutz rifle get sold for $100 to piss off her husband for cheating. Now I am not saying cheating is OK, I am saying that was done out of spite.

    My brother's wife told his 2 kids thay Daddy stole their money for them to move out from the East Coast. When I had paid for his ticket. Since the withdarwal date was after he landed and was not done over a computer that only means the lying witch did it.

    Divorce is always civil. :bluelaugh:
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    That ain't spite, brother... that's JUSTICE! :thumbup:
     
  19. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I got divorced, and the issue of my firearms never came up. Although felons have long been prohibited from possessing firearms in Washington, legislators extended that prohibition to some people convicted of misdemeanors. The law passed in 1993 made it a crime for someone convicted of certain domestic violence crimes to possess a firearm. The list includes fourth-degree assault, stalking, coercion and violating a no-contact order.
     
  20. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Hardly. That is enough to wind up in a hole somewhere.