According to the 2/24/2006 issue of The Fulton County Daily Report, a newspaper for the Altanta legal community (it is mailed to most law offices across the state), a Public Defender for the Griffin Judicial Circuit, Mr. Arthur English, had his entire gun collection confiscated when the police were searching his house for property (appliances) allegedly stolen by his brother. Although there is an "ongoing investigation" to determine if attorney Arthur English has any involvement in the many and serious crimes of his brother Mac, there have been no criminal charges filed alleging any such connection. Yet when the cops served the search warrant on the attorney's home looking for other property (and finding no such stolen property), they encountered various assault-style weapons and silencers, and the Sheriff's Department confiscated them. Even after Arthur English produced the federal transfer documents and even after the Sheriff confirmed through BATF that the silencers were properly registered to the attorney, the Sheriff refused (and is still refusing to this day) to return the weapons or the suppressors, saying that he can hold them for as long as Mr. English is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation. What do you think of this business? Should being the "subject of an investigation" disqualify you from owning weapons? Some kinds of weapons only? Should the right to own weapons be lost upon the commencement of such an investigation, or by it reaching a certain point? What if the investigation is still "ongoing" a month from now, or six months from now, or five years from now? When should the attorney get his weapons back? Should they ever have been confiscated at all? And if they were prematurely confiscated, when would be the correct time to confiscate them--- maybe only AFTER a grand jury returns a True Bill of Indictment for a felony charge? What if the charge is one that the DA's office can simply file an Accusation on, instead of taking the case to a Grand Jury at all?