I happen to be quite familiar with this case as it occurred in my county. It had been going on for a few years prior to my recent retirement from Law Enforcement. I also know the defendant's lawyer, Robert Trautman, well and I am happy for both of them that the case turned out with a win.
"Steven Hopler, a gun collector who went blind in 1991 as the result of diabetes, is due to have his guns returned to him following a judge’s order Friday in Superior Court in Morristown, NJ.
Originally confiscated after he shot himself in the leg four years ago, allegations have also been leveled that Hopler has something of a drinking problem."