Thursday, July 22, 2010

ACLU Wins Guns Rights Case

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Robert Weinstein: Elderly man's seized weapons returned - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

With the aid of the ACLU, Robert Weinstein had his property returned.
Broward Sheriff's deputies seized the handguns in February, saying they believed he was about to shoot himself out of despair. His wife of 61 years, Dana Weinstein, died in January. Three weeks later, her remains were still not at the funeral home for burial.

"Mr. Weinstein, you seem like a wonderful human being," Ross told him after a 20-minute hearing. "I apologize for having to bring you down here. I honestly don't know why they were taken from you."
A semi-auto .25-caliber Colt and .357 Smith and Wesson revolver, plus ammo, and holsters - why did they take the holsters? - were returned to him.

The big news of course is the involvement of the ACLU.
Weinstein said he turned to the ACLU for help when he thought his civil rights had been violated. An ACLU spokesman said he believes this is the first time in the organization's 90-year history it has helped a gun owner retrieve his weapons from law enforcement.
Maybe this signals a change in their position on the Second Amendment, and maybe not.

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