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I live in Indiana and the son was here from California. My

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i live in Indiana and the son was here from California. My husband is terminaly ill and son was here for 2.5 weeks to help us out but since he left my husband and I discovered that all of my husbands hand guns were missing. Ron (son) has always wanted those guns and requested he be left to him when his dad dies. is there any way my husband could file charges for theft of firearms and transporting them from IN to CA. I don't think he has a gun license either. he lives in Lincoln, CA.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced criminal lawyer.
Yes, you could file charges in both states actually, for the theft of the guns in Indiana and the possession of the stolen property in California. Additionally, transporting them over state lines would also be a Federal offense.
If you wished to have him prosecuted, you would report the theft to your local police and let them know that. You could then contact the police in Lincoln, CA and do the same. I don't know if the Federal government would be interested or would leave this to Indiana and California, since they have bigger fish to fry, but you could give them that option by contacting the FBI at the field office nearest you.
https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field
Law enforcement would take it from there.