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Victim of Police Raid

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Posted by Anonymous ( on August 14, 2011 at 15:15:37:

I am a legal firearm owner and law abiding citizen who has volunteered extensively in my community. I have never broken any law (with the exception of a speeding) and have a clean record. I am a blood and organ donor.
I say this as both a warning and because I need help.

Recently I was a victim of a police raid. I had a roommate I had never met prior to moving in. He knew I had a gun because he'd seen the safe in my room numerous times and I told him I would take him to a range with me someday (he was applying to the police as I was). Eventually he started acting really strange so I stopped speaking with him.

Well one day last week I woke up to someone banging very loudly on my locked bedroom door demanding I open it. When I opened it to my surprise there were 4 police officers present. They asked me (more like demanded) where my gun was and I replied in my safe. I asked them what was going on and they did not tell me. After they unlocked my safe and the second case inside the safe in which I had my unloaded handgun locked. They charged me with multiple counts of improper storage of a firearm.

I am facing potential jail time (according to an arresting officer). I looked up the legal storage regulations everywhere and it seems that my firearm was locked up legally.
They seized my firearm and I have a court date coming up.
They claimed the reason they were present was because my roommate was intimidated by me. I asked them when I had intimidated him since I was asleep when they raided my house.

I cannot believer I was treated like a criminal for owning a legal firearm. I need advice/help.

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