Dave44142 wrote:thanks for the well wishes, i am very pleased that the police officers did let me remain armed until in the privacy of the ambulance. I am sure happy that i did not have to hand them over with all of the people watching, not a good thing, and none of the onlookers did know that i was armed. And if the police would have taken them i would have had to go to court to get a release to have them returned, most likely would cost me as much as they were worth in legal fees and court costs...
AFAIK, it should not be a hassle to have your firearms returned if they were just secured at an accident scene. It should be no different than securing other valuable personal property.
My story, when we had our trike wreck, I called my son who came down to the scene quickly. I asked him to secure my gun. At that time he did not have his CHL and and knew that he had to unload it. He did not know how to unload a 1911 and was standing in the middle of US52, surrounded by several police and fire/ems crews trying to work the action. One of the firefighters came over and said that he knew how to work the gun and unloaded it for him.
BTW, since I was effectively open carrying by the time police got there, I did not notify until the OSHP trooper asked for my name and ID. Then I just casually mentioned that I had a CHL.
BTW, the gun remained secure in the holster (Milt Sparks VM2) even though we were catapulted over the top of the car that pulled out in front of me.