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I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded. I am a licensed attorney with over a decade of experience handling firearms related issues...including frequently lecturing on the subject. It is a pleasure to assist you today.
The best thing to do is call your local sheriff office and tell them of the situation. Request that they take the weapon and hold it. You can give them your ex's contact information for him to pick it up if it is a legal firearm.
The reason I say you should call ahead is that you do not want to show up at a sheriff office unannounced with a firearm on your person. Moreover, it is against the law for a civilian to enter a law enforcement office with a gun without permission.
Make sure they give you an acknowledgement that you turned the weapon over to them which includes someone's signature from the office, the date, time and location and the description of the weapon.
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Best wishes going forward!
Let me know if you have any additional questions or comments. I want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible going forward. Thanks
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