Let me put it the way I am intending. My wife is not on parole or probation. She has served that time and has not had any problems since then. I am wanting to know how to safely store my firearms. Is it enough to have the bolts out and locks through the weapon? Or do I need to purchase a full gun safe with a closed door. What about the key to the locks/safe. If I hide the key in the home and something happens she's in trouble? Would a combo numbered lock be the only way for a police officer to look at me and say "yeah, theres no way for her to get to them" and leave us be?
As for having a pistol ready for intruders I am wanting to know if a finger print safe would be fine? Meaning its 3 am and my dogs go crazy I can put my hand on it and it unlocks due to my fingerprints only and I can defend our lives. From what I am hearing and getting the feeling of If someone breaks into my home the criminal has more rights to hurt myself and my wife then I do to defend us.
If the above situation does happen and I shoot an intruder, is she considered at that point to have access to the firearm when it's in my hand? I would think if a police officer walks in the door and takes his eyes off her she would have the same "access" to his weapon if thats the case.
I am not trying to be a problem but want to make this work and be legal while doing so. Home invasions are becoming more and more a problem around us and people are getting killed.
Sounds like to me the criminals have won and the laws on this hurts the spouse of the convicted felon who has the right to own fire arms and defend themselves AS long as they can do XXXXX to prevent the felon of gaining access to the weapon. There has to be a a black and white portion of the law saying how to keep these fire arms. I just want to hear what I have to do in my situation to have any police officer IF it ever happens to check and see the state of how the weapons are kept to say ok this is correct and leave it be.
With that said if I have all firearms off site and only the one in the fingerprint gunsafe and lets say I do have to use it in self defense of the home.... When the police show are they going to take my wife to jail or will they look at what has happened and have the common sense to see there was no way for her to get it due to the fingerprint safe? Should I call and talk or go down and talk with my local police officers? I dont want this to become a huge problem with my local law enforcement but it is my right to bear arms on my own property is it not?
I never said any felon has rights to firearms period. I said I have the right to bear arms as long as I follow the law. As an ex army infantryman they are part of my life. With that said it sounds like I am better off not having anything in the home firearm related. Surrendering my rights due to them not having a black and white way for me to keep them in a situation such as this is very sad.
Any how I am guessing pepper spray, tasers, clubs, knives, stun guns, etc are about my only options to face an armed intruder without fear of my wife being in trouble?
If you can answer that for me it has at least given me a different path. Also if you could let me know who I should contact to voice my thoughts on there not being a proper way of living with a felon and storing firearms I would really like it. It does infringe on my right to bear arms any way you look at it as I have not been given a proper lawful way to store my firearms and defend myself at the same time with out causing my loved one to go to jail. I want my voice to be heard on this as serving my country to be spit on by the law for being too lazy to write how to do this is a joke.
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