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Old 04-14-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Default Felon in possession ??

A group of my buddies went shooting. A chap who happens to be a felon went with them. It seems to me that the felon would be "in possession" just being in the car going to the range and my pals could get in trouble for "supplying" the felon firearms.

As soon as the felon picked up a firearm to shoot he has committed another felony.
Opinions anyone ???

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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Agreed. But I'm not a lawyer.

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Yes a felon in possession of a firearm has committed another felony.

"Possession of a firearm under disability"

Which means a person in possession of a firearm, who was convicted of a Felony

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I am not a lawyer, the thing between your ears has to think at this point saying no felons in my car when there is firearms, kind of the commend sense thing.

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I'm not a lawyer, but he is okay to ride in the car as long as he doesn't have access to firearms, that is, they are secured in the trunk or on the non-criminals. As soon as he touches a gun, he is in violation and possibly the friends could be charged.

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I'm not a lawyer, but he is okay to ride in the car as long as he doesn't have access to firearms, that is, they are secured in the trunk or on the non-criminals. As soon as he touches a gun, he is in violation and possibly the friends could be charged.
Sounds about right. As long as the others maintain control of their firearms, it would be impossible for him to be in possession of them, right?

Heck, I was at a buddy's place the other night with a Bersa in my pocket; he has a felon in the family who was present but not in possession of my pistol. I was not worried about it.

Of course, not only am I not a lawyer; I am not a judge either, and a judge is where that case would end up with some LEO's doing the stop (felon in the car).
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Not a lawyer= my legal advice is worth every penny you paid me for it.

Having said that- possession may be actual (he has a gun in his hand) or constructive (he has the keys to the trunk where the guns are)

So long as the firearms are under the total control of another person, and not in his hand, he is not in possession. The other people are.

Please note in the photo below, there are 5 felons. None are "in possession" of the shotgun.

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I would never take a felon to a shooting range. What about when you forget for 3 seconds and set your gun on the table to grab a box of ammo out of your range bag? If I had a friend that was a felon and had turned their life around I would invite them to go fishing. If you are a true friend you will not want to get your friend in trouble no matter how bad you want to help them. Not trying to slam the op here. Just making a general statement.

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Maybe the guy should investigate archery and black powder shooting (IF advised is legal by attorney, is legal in some states).

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This is more BS! All 'felons' are not equal. I have friends who are very responsible people who have a felony record. All of them date back decades and all of them were minor 'property' crimes but now the RTKABA's IS BEING INFRINGED. The progressives will use ANY excuse to disarm us and this and the DV exclusion are perfect example of this.. The next thing they will say if you have ever had a DUI you can't own a gun.

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