Vietnam veteran sues Rhode Island police chief to demand the return of firearms and ceremonial samurai swords.

VulcanTrekkie45/Wikipedia A Vietnam veteran has sued Cranston and its police…

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A Vietnam veteran has sued Cranston and its police chief in federal court to demand the return of firearms and ceremonial samurai swords that police took from his home in September.

The suit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District in Providence on behalf of Robert Machado. He is represented by the Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU says police took the weapons after being called to Machado’s home by a friend who thought he was suicidal. The suit says Machado told police his friend misunderstood. It says Machado underwent a mental health evaluation at a local hospital and was released.

The ACLU says police refused to return Machado’s weapons despite a letter from his psychotherapist saying there was no concern about his having them.

Source: The Associated Press via The Republic.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Give it back, quit trying to add to your personal collection or show him who’s boss
    Geeze they run outta things to do up there?