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My name is***** have over 16 years experience in the law. Should you like to chat on the phone I am happy to for a nominal cost. Let me know at any time during our question and answer session if you are interested I am happy to give you more details.The fact a relative has a conviction is not going to be relevant. At all. SO nothing to worry about in that regard.Now...the issue of keeping a firearm in the home is a potential problem. Not for the nephew...but conceivably for the folks living in the home who have lost their right to possess a firearm. The law treats actual possession (you are holding it in your hand) the same as constructive possession (you know where it is and can retrieve it). So if there is a firearm stored in the home where the felon(s) can retrieve it? They could face prosecution for possession of a firearm.That said, if he maintains the weapon in such a way to deny access to the roommates? For example in a locked safe only the nephew has access to? That would protect the felons from prosecution.
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