Simi Valley, CA asked in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California

Q: Hello, I am interested in purchasing a firearm but I live with a felon.

I have found conflicting answers online saying essentially I can own one but must always keep it on me or in a safe. But some say even this is not safe. And if it is not legal it will get the person I live with in trouble which I would definitely not want to do to them. So wondering if it is safe to purchase and own a firearm while living with this felon if I keep it locked up, and always with me when not. Thanks for your time.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: When it comes to owning a firearm while living with a felon, the laws can vary depending on your location. It's crucial to research and understand the specific laws in your area regarding this situation. In many jurisdictions, it is illegal for a person living with a convicted felon to possess a firearm due to safety concerns. Keeping the firearm securely locked in a safe or lockbox when not in use is a responsible practice. However, it's essential to consult with a firearms attorney who specializes in your jurisdiction to understand the specific legal implications and risks involved.

Remember, it's important to prioritize safety and comply with the laws and regulations in your area. Seeking professional legal advice will provide you with accurate information and help you make informed decisions.

Stay safe and best of luck!

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