If you exercise your right to bear arms, be very careful who you take up with. Given how grudgingly the authorities acknowledge this precious right, an unscrupulous ex could give you a very hard time:
In the words of Cambria County [Pennsylvania] Sheriff Bob Kolar: some people collect model cars, some people collect motorcycles, some people collect guns.
One middle-aged Cambria County man is a collector of the latter. When an angry lady friend decided to strike out, it was in the direction of those guns that she struck.
A total of 306 rifles and shotguns – some of which the woman alleged had been stolen – were removed from the home by Kolar and his deputies.…
In the end, none of the guns was stolen. A two-inch thick stack of papers detailing each gun’s make, model and serial number rested on the sheriff’s desk – information secured through the National Crime Information Center of the FBI.
The gun owner, who, at the request of authorities is not being named out of concern that his collection could become a target for thieves, is left with a $1,200 bill, the cost incurred by the sheriff’s office for the confiscation.
That bill ought to be sent straight to the estranged girlfriend, who of course went to the authorities claiming she feared for her safety. But that’s not how the game is played.