Nashville, TN asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee

Q: TN Convicted of Domestic Assault years ago. My Fiance owns several firearms. Is it OK for her to keep them in our house?

I live in Tennessee and I pled guilty to a misdemeanor Domestic Assault about five years ago. I was forced to sign a piece of paper stating that I must surrender all of my firearms and that I would never be able to own a firearm again. My question is this: I am getting married soon and my fiance owns several firearms of her own. Is it OK for her to keep them in our house that we are going to be living in together or would she be forced to store them somewhere else?

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Your future Wife does not lose her rights by marrying you. You should not touch the firearms nor ammunition, and it would be better for her to have a safe for most of it. I suspect she carries one or more firearms. I am sorry that you got talked into pleading to a crime worse than many felonies. Do not talk to others about her having weapons, and consult with a competent attorney about what legal weapons you can possess.

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