Originally Posted by orangello
A rifle that cannot be fired can still get the old guy killed if he gets upset & points it at an armed burglar/assailant or worse yet, a police officer not aware of the unready state of the rifle. Suck it up & take the rifle or have the police do so if absolutely needed.
Just my opinion, but i'd prefer the old timer be pissed off at me than dead early because of me.
Could not agree more. This man's mental condition makes him just as dangerous to himself as to others, take the gun from him.
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