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Old 06-14-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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So if I leave my handguns with a grind while I am out of town can he use my weapons to defend himself if someone breaks in? Sate colorado

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Old 06-14-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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Is your friend leagally able to own a gun? If not the answer would be NO!
But if they can leagally own a gun I do not see a problem.

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So if I leave my handguns with a grind while I am out of town can he use my weapons to defend himself if someone breaks in? Sate colorado
If you have to ask the answer is probably no.

The easiest way to secure your weapons while out of town is to pawn them for a small amount. Your guns will be waiting in a secure environment. Make sure to record the serial numbers and take pictures of your guns in case something goes awry.
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If you have to ask the answer is probably no.

The easiest way to secure your weapons while out of town is to pawn them for a small amount. Your guns will be waiting in a secure environment. Make sure to record the serial numbers and take pictures of your guns in case something goes awry.
Hmmm that's an interesting idea, never thought of using a pawn shop as a storage facility. Good idea, the only problem I see with that is - if you have to be the one to get them out of pawn. If so and should something happen to you while gone, even a long stay in a hospital; you or you surviving family would be out. I understand that should something happen the guns will not be of "immediate" concern, but I think eventually they'd be missed. Good thought though....
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When I leave town, I lock my firearms in a safe and leave them at home.

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Hmmm that's an interesting idea, never thought of using a pawn shop as a storage facility. Good idea, the only problem I see with that is - if you have to be the one to get them out of pawn. If so and should something happen to you while gone, even a long stay in a hospital; you or you surviving family would be out. I understand that should something happen the guns will not be of "immediate" concern, but I think eventually they'd be missed. Good thought though....
You get a ticket when you pawn an item. Put your cell phone number on the ticket if you are concerned about a loved one needing to pick up your guns. I have purchased tickets for jewelry that was in pawn. I presented the ticket and picked up the jewelry, no questions asked.

A gun might be different due to BATF regulations. An FFL transfer would be required for loved ones to take possession of your guns.
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The federal law (as I am guessing are most state laws) is largely silent on this one. If a crime is committed, the case will be wide open to the lawyers and the jury. This is where your judgement and common sense take a lead.

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The pawn shop would normally be a good source of security. "But" there are a few things to consider. If I am not mistaken by Federal Law since a pawn shop/broker would have an FFL to do weapon transactions. If you pawn a firearm you have to fill out a Federal Form 4473 and have a record check run on you to get it back. Some of the pawn shops also charge a fee for this check. There also have been record of some pawn shops taking the weapon out and shooting it to be sure it is functional since they have an investment in it ?
Bottom line, if the person is a good friend and is legal to possess a weapon. And had a secure storage area for my weapon that would be my choice. Only you know the integrity of the friend. In fact in Indiana I know that their personal protection law states the CCW can carry any weapon that they are legally in possesion of. It could even be a friends pistol for example.

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I would leave them at a local firearms dealers for a small fee. It would be illegal here to leave them with a friend.

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In SC where I live, if I own it I can sell it to whom ever I please as long as he is an instate resident. So I guess I can leave it with whom I please. It's my gun. Why would he need to use it unless he is in a really crummy area and I wouldn't leave it there anyway. If he has his own weapons he won't need yours, but if he uses it to protect home and property the police are going to take it as evidence and you may never see it again. Think of your friend this way. Will you let him use your car while your away. Might not be your friend when all is said and done.

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