Thursday, July 4, 2013
TJIC and Jenny may have a problem . . .
I'm sure many readers remember the TJIC affair. It became a cause célèbre in the blogosphere - see these two articles for details.
Now it seems that the problem still exists. According to a blog post Tam put up earlier this evening, TJIC and his fiancée, Jenny, have been raided by police who, without a warrant, have confiscated his newly-issued Firearms Identification Card, or FID, plus Jenny's personal firearms. I have no further information beyond that, although TJIC has posted comments to Tam's article, including "My lawyer says that there's a decent chance I may yet be arrested". There's obviously a fair amount of speculation right now, but little if any clarity.
If you're that way inclined (as I am), I suggest that prayers for those affected by this are in order. As to more concrete steps, I guess we'll have to wait until we know more. However, if the initial reports are correct - i.e. that a search was conducted without a warrant and firearms confiscated without due cause - I expect the resulting lawsuit to be very expensive for the police department involved.