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The federal ban on felon possession has been interpreted to apply to any firearm that the prohibited person has access to.
If the firearms are in the house and the person convicted of a felony has access (i.e. can put their hands on them), then there is a violation and the felon can be charged.
However, if the firearms are in a private area of the home (e.g. another person's room) and in a locked gun safe where the prohibited person does not have the combination or a key, then there would not be possession.
So, gun safe with secret lock and the convicted person can reside.
However, this does not mean that later case law won't be developed that would make even that limited access unlawful.
So, while the safe is o.k. for now, the only certainty is to move the firearms offsite.
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