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I bought an simi- automatic asult-rifle for my grandson when…

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I bought an simi- automatic asult-rifle for my grandson when he was 16 he is 22 now it is registered in my name he was living with me when he was moving out I did not want gun to leave house until it was registered in his name so I was no longer responsible for it

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

My son lives here and wraseled with him to keep him from taking it and was arrested

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Tennessee

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I didn’t get a chance to take any steps because of the situation Am I legally responsible for it since it is registered in my name

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I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

Yes, since the rifle is registered in your name you are legally responsible for it.

If your grandson still refuses to return it, you can contact the police and report it as stolen and let them know that the firearm is in your grandson's possession.

They can then have it returned to you, or he could be arrested for failure to do so, in which case the gun would be seized and then returned to you.

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