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    Default questions about going to a gun range

    I have a friend that has misdemeanor charges that prevent him from owning guns, His wife still does own guns. Is he allowed to go into a gun range
    to assist his wife? The wife doesn't have that much experience, and wants to take a new female gun owner to practice.
    Do ranges check ?
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    Default Re: qu7estions about going to a gun range

    Quote Originally Posted by spoonltz28 View Post
    I have a friend that has misdemeanor charges that prevent him from owning guns, His wife still does own guns. Is he allowed to go into a gun range
    to assist his wife? The wife doesn't have that much experience, and wants to take a new female gun owner to practice.
    Do ranges check ?
    Someone else more knowledgeable can comment on the type of charges and how that factors in, but if he is truly prohibited, then he can have NO access to guns OR ammunition - together or separately - both are off limits.
    If the wife owns guns, he can not have a way to access to them.

    I don't know the legality of going to the range to teach. Is "not touching" the guns/ammo while there "enough" to stay within the law?
    Seems to me that if a gun were lying on the bench while not being used, then it would, in fact be "accessible" to him, and a big, fat, violation of the law.

    I'm sure this has been discussed in the past. Can't recall the answers.
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    Default Re: qu7estions about going to a gun range

    Quote Originally Posted by spoonltz28 View Post
    I have a friend that has misdemeanor charges that prevent him from owning guns, His wife still does own guns. Is he allowed to go into a gun range
    to assist his wife? The wife doesn't have that much experience, and wants to take a new female gun owner to practice.
    Do ranges check ?
    Probably not, but he*s still committing a crime if he touches the gun. Freedom is too easily lost and not regained easily!

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    Default Re: qu7estions about going to a gun range

    Quote Originally Posted by spoonltz28 View Post
    I have a friend that has misdemeanor charges that prevent him from owning guns, His wife still does own guns. Is he allowed to go into a gun range
    to assist his wife? The wife doesn't have that much experience, and wants to take a new female gun owner to practice.
    Do ranges check ?
    These all sound like reasonable responses, but I would ask a lawyer. GunLawyer001 (Phil) is a member here and a resource I would recommend.
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    Default Re: qu7estions about going to a gun range

    Quote Originally Posted by spoonltz28 View Post
    I have a friend that has misdemeanor charges that prevent him from owning guns, His wife still does own guns. Is he allowed to go into a gun range
    to assist his wife? The wife doesn't have that much experience, and wants to take a new female gun owner to practice.
    Do ranges check ?
    I'm not a lawyer, but I think the short answer is no.
    If he's prohibited then he can't legally handle a gun.
    His wife is also obligated to lock them up and prevent his access.

    Others will chime in with more info.
    But your best move here is to send GunLawyer a message and ask him for a quick yes or no answer for you.
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    Default Re: qu7estions about going to a gun range

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    I don't know the legality of going to the range to teach. Is "not touching" the guns/ammo while there "enough" to stay within the law?
    Seems to me that if a gun were lying on the bench while not being used, then it would, in fact be "accessible" to him, and a big, fat, violation of the law.
    Thats what I was thinking
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    Default Re: qu7estions about going to a gun range

    I assume that if the gun's owner were keeping (holstered) it on his/her person, then it would be in their control, and not an issue, but that's just a guess based on common sense, and the law doesn't always mesh with common sense.
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    Default Re: qu7estions about going to a gun range

    I'm thinking his wife should find another instructor. Besides legality, husband/wife combos usually don't do exceptionally well with firearms instruction.

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    Default Re: qu7estions about going to a gun range

    He cannot touch the ammo either. No access.
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    Default Re: qu7estions about going to a gun range

    Please Note: The poster was issued an infraction for this post.

    All gun laws are infringements. If I were him then I'd do whatever I wanted unless he consented to being ruled but his rights still exist.

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