Can you have guns in home with a felon?

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Can you have guns in home with a felon?

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Post by bliss79 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:37 pm

My younger sibling has recently been released from jail and will be living with my mom. The sibling has two (non violent) felonies on their record now. Can my mom still have firearms in her house?
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Post by chuck j » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:39 pm

To the best of my knowledge you may have a firearm but they must not have access to it (locked up ) .

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Post by ELB » Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:44 pm

chuck j wrote:To the best of my knowledge you may have a firearm but they must not have access to it (locked up ) .
This is essentially the technically correct answer. I would want to make sure that you (actually your mom, I guess) can straightforwardly show or prove that the person with the felony does not have access, and that "constructive possession" is not an issue.

Frankly, if I were your mom, I would consult a criminal defense attorney about how to do this. Cheaper and less hassle than consulting after, for example, a parole officer or some other officer learns your mom keeps a .38 revolver for protection, maybe in her nightstand, and alleges that your sibling therefore has possession of it (and your mom ends up charged for providing it).
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Post by chuck j » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:17 pm

Been down that road . Tend to your own business ................they will tend to their own . Do not suffer remorse if you have done what you should or could . Cut em loose . You can't be responsible for anthers decisions . With GOD' grace hope they figure it out , DO NOT ENABLE them . You will provide them a great injustice .

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Post by chuckybrown » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:11 pm

Hypothetical: Wayward son / daughter makes bad decisions, ends up in prison for a long stint. He/she gets out, and we choose to spend time with them, i.e. travel, vacation, etc.

Can we CC with them around? Or, does their presence preclude doing so? What about sharing a hotel room and dis-arming at bedtime?

Alot to think/ponder/worry about....
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Post by bliss79 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:42 pm

Thank you all for your input. Glad its not my house and not my headache, but the info is a good start for me to pass on to her.
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Post by RPBrown » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:13 pm

Long, short answer--In most cases as long as they do not have direct access then it is okay. A caveat to that is it depends on the parole officer. Some don't care as long as they cannot get to it, others say not at all. The best suggestion for everyone's sake is to talk to their PO about it.
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Post by E.Marquez » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:34 am

A: Talk to the PO.nothing we say matters.
B: Likely as long as it is carried on person or locked up, it will not be an issue
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Post by EEllis » Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:54 am

You can have anything you want. Now if it might cause an issue for the felon is a different issue.


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Post by HKsig » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:06 pm

I have a nephew living with me and my sis (his mom) and he got a 3rd DUI offense which is a 3rd degree felony. He's going through conditions set by the court which is taking Antibuse and blowing into the analizer 3x a day. I don't know if that will keep him from a felony conviction after this but I'm not giving up my guns so as far as I'm concerned they can lock him up.

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