I would like to buy a hand gun but I'm told I have a problem. A relative that lives in the same house has a nonviolent felony from 13 years ago on her record. Why can't I buy this gun and have it secured in a biometric gun safe that I would only have access to?? I don't understand why my second amendment rights are being violated for someone else's mistake. Please help clarify this reasoning.
Thank you for your time.
1 Answer from Attorneys
I know of no reason as to why you cannot own or possess a firearm in
your own home in the manner you've described irrespective of the
fact that there is another resident of your household who is
barred by law from such ownership or possession. The prohibition applies
to her rather than to you and as long as she continues to refrain from
owning or possessing, i.e., handling in any manner a firearm, there
should be no problem (in my opinion).
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