Very true. But, if the Judge has not reinstated the permit by now, then they are to be faulted, both clerk and Judge. Now that his name and location are known, every night he goes to bed without his weapons back in his possession is a risk he'll be attacked by someone who knows he's unarmed.
I disagree. How does the clerk know the call was bona fide? One reason things are put into writing is to create accountability, another is to make sure that only well-reasoned orders are put into effect. The state police confiscated the firearms after getting a written approval from the judge, not based on a verbal "okay."
Now, the judge may be at fault if the judge is supposed to evaluate the facts behind the confiscate order, and decide if those facts satisfy the elements of the law that provide for confiscation. While judges are immune from suit, they are not immune to ridicule and opprobrium, and eventually, total loss of respect.
I just called the Clerk’s office and spoke to the person who was listed on the press release. He says the Judge has reinstated his permit but knows nothing of the weapons confiscated.
The biggest issue as most others have stated is the willful circumventing HIPPA laws. I couldn’t even get a copy of my records of a procedure at a hospital without signing a HIPPA release.
I hope his attorney is preparing the proper filings as we speak.