Originally Posted by taustin
The law is the same in the US, and most of the western world. Is it not so in Sweden? Do you _really_ just get screwed if something is stolen from you, even if you find the thief and locate the stolen items? Really?
Nope, you get the insurance money. If you purchased something in good faith, is it repossessed and returned to its original owner without any compensation to the person who bought it in good faith?
To be perfectly honest, I would imagine that the laws would be just the opposite. In Sweden it is very near impossible to own a handgun, so you can't defend your property. Hence, it would make sense to get stolen items returned, no questions asked. In the US you have much better access to weapons and you have, I believe, laws that lets you use them to defend yourself and your property. Hence, a thief takes a much bigger risk and if you do get something stolen and a third party acquires this in good faith your inability to defend your property would mean that you forfeited the right to repossess it.