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I agree though, the .22's probably aren't worth the attorney ...
December 5th, 2012 04:23 PM
Best of luck to you, hopefully you'll stick around and continue to learn/share your experiences.
I agree though, the .22's probably aren't worth the attorney fees...
December 5th, 2012 04:24 PM
You've got the best advice in the world so far, two used guns are most likely not even worth the legal fees to fight over. Treat your self to a break up gift and buy yourself new guns with the money you save by not going to a lawyer.
There is so much to lose and little to gain by playing your ex-partners games. He may think he wins but karma will educate him later.
I know it stings to think he's getting his way but take the high road and enjoy the knowledge that you know who the adult was.
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December 5th, 2012 04:28 PM
I wouldn't take this as anything more than just a guess on my part but, if he has the purchase or credit card receipts for them then it would probably be up to you to somehow provide rock solid evidence in court that they were a gift to you and not his personal property.
Some things are probably not worth fighting over. Why don't you consider giving them back and then go out and buy your own and that way you can be done with the guy and you won't have him and his animosity hanging over your head for the rest of your life?
And then as an added plus - every time that you go to shoot you won't be constantly reminded of him.
The majority of .22s are not all that expensive and probably not worth prolonging your contact with somebody that you don't want to have anything to do with anymore.
Just something for you to consider.
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December 5th, 2012 04:39 PM
Maybe the Cop will take a liking to you and tell the guy to knock it off.
Originally Posted by shannon1025
It's not like these are "Presentation Grade" match firearms. Write them off as a bad experience.
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December 5th, 2012 04:39 PM
We don't "register" guns here in FL. That is true...
However, if the friend has proof he was the "previous" owner by a receipt or something from a store, and you not have a bill of sale - it's your word against his as to if they are stolen.
I wouldn't bother fighting over them personally. I can understand the point of 'I'm right' or 'I love this gun' but like someone else said, the price of the attorney will likely surpass the price of the firearms. Save your pennies, buy a replacement yourself and everytime you take it to the range instead of thinking of the guy who bought it for you, you'll have the pride of what you got for yourself.
December 5th, 2012 04:48 PM
You guys are right it's dumb! He has just done so much stuff to me and I hate that I feel like he is winning yet again. Probably best just to give them back
December 5th, 2012 04:53 PM
Do not under any circumstance hand a firearm to a person who is involved in a domestic dispute.
Clear the guns and lock them.
Arrange to have the police take custody of the firearms.
Hire an attorney.
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December 5th, 2012 04:58 PM
I agree with most everything already stated. Give back the ratty .22 and go buy a real pistol, like a .40 S&W. Then your lame ex will have "pistol envy"!
"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
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December 5th, 2012 04:58 PM
Don't consider it a win-lose event. Thats what gives him power over you. Most likely he is fighting you on this, not because he wants those exact guns himself, but because it hurts you. Take the high road. Even if it hurts, don't let him know. Make him think you don't care if he takes the 'stupid guns' That's how you win...
December 5th, 2012 04:59 PM
If the police aren't locking him up for things he took from you, I doubt they will lock you up over this. Especially, if you have a witness that will say they were a gift. You don't give much indication as to whether he is just bitter or bat-crap crazy. If handing over a couple of guns will get a crazy person out of your life, it's probably worth it. However, if he is closer to the crazy end of the scale, don't give him something he may literally use against. Talk to an attorney about divorce proceedings. I know you weren't married, but this could be considered a common-law marriage. (I don't know how that works in Florida.) If that is the case, the courts can help you divvy up your stuff. But that will cost you both.
This advice is worth what you paid for it. An attorney's advice is better. Good luck.
December 5th, 2012 05:00 PM
So when my wife says 'I don't care, do what you want' it's just a trap!?
Originally Posted by Lish
I knew it...
December 5th, 2012 05:01 PM
As much as it irritates you, take the "High Road" when dealing with him. It will serve you better in the long run, you'll sleep better, and you'll know you have done the right thing. Frustrating? Yes. The best answer, yes. Remember - it is not about winning or losing with him - it is moving on and being happy - and taking the high road will facilitate that.
He has just done so much stuff to me and I hate that I feel like he is winning yet again.
December 5th, 2012 05:02 PM
Welcome from nearby in FL. There is plenty to learn here and lots of great people around - I learn all the time and feel my time on this forum is well spent.
You've got the same question going in another thread though - that maybe overkill...
December 5th, 2012 05:04 PM
Shannon: I am going to merge this thread with the other since it covers the same ground.
December 5th, 2012 05:05 PM
Oops...I'm giving away secrets.... Me and my big mouth!!
Originally Posted by Thunder71
As long as the cat's out of the bag...yeah it's a total trap! ;)