John Dieter, a concealed carry permit holder from Houston Texas, had engaged in a defensive gun use (DGU) against robbers almost two years ago.
Even though Mr. Dieter hadn’t been charged with a crime, the Harris County Sheriff confiscated and refused to return his pistol.
That was until Mr. Dieter contacted the Second Amendment Foundation. The e-mail below from Mr. Dieter details the story.
From: John Dieter
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:07 PM
Subject: I got my gun back!
Ok, you guys know I NEVER send out group emails and such. But…
Long story short: The Harris county sheriff took my pistol, and refused to give it back. For a year and a half I tried, contacting Lawyers, every single “gun” group, filing motions with the Court, doing everything I could possibly do, but no. Then, I contacted the SAF www.saf.org – they made ONE phone call to the sheriff and the very next DAY HCSO called me and said “Come pick up your gun”.
I’m not kidding, I contacted EVERY single supposed gun rights organization there was. They all said “we can’t help you” or “it will cost more than the gun is worth to fight it” Except for SAF! They called me on the phone, asked me all the details, and then “sweet talked” the sheriff into actually Obeying the Laws of the State of Texas and the Constitution. I am going onto the SAF web site and making a sizable donation right now. And yall should do the same!
And you may be wondering what I did to get my gun illegally seized in the first place? My neighbors got robbed and the thieves ran off onto my property. (they had robbed her about 10 times before) My Sea Bee neighbor and I went out into the woods (I’m on 50 acres of DEEP woods) to find them, and we found them. Held them till the sheriff got there, and they hauled then off to jail and convicted them. My local Deputy DID NOT take my gun, and didn’t want to take my gun, but when the “supervisor” got there, he took our guns. Then the fun began.
I cannot stress enough how lucky we are as Americans to have the folks at SAF on our side! (i will not name the MYRIAD so called gun rights orgs that did nothing for me) if you want to know, contact me.