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Leaving a gun behind

Discussion in 'Legal' started by eric.cartman, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. eric.cartman

    eric.cartman Member

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    Well, I don't know if I should worry or not...
    When I lived in NY, I purchased a rifle, and left it on my Father's upstate property (also in NY state). Now, my father normally lives in NJ, but he has a peace of land in NY; and me being a resident of NYC at the time, I couldn't bring it back into the city, so I left it there.
    Since then, I left NYC for Florida. And I left the gun behind. I didn't give it to my Dad or anything. I just left it there. My Dad does have the keys to the trigger lock. And I know he and my brothers shot it when spending time in NY.

    So, does that violate the whole giving a gun to someone from another state?
    It is familly estate, so technically, I could claim I spend time there as well (which I do). Also, my dad resides in NJ, but pays property taxes in NY, and spends some time there as well. So is it legal for me to leave a .22 rifle in my Dad's custody while I'm not there?
    What if someone was to steal that rifle? Could I or my Dad get in trouble? Can my Dad even use the rifle without me being there???

    Thanks!
     
  2. Winchester 73

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    This is the most complicated plot since Tom Jones(Henry Fielding,1749).ctdonath should have the answer.
    Good luck eric.
     
  3. eric.cartman

    eric.cartman Member

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    I mean, I don't think I broke any laws. I just left the gun in NY on my family property.

    Please, somebody, tell me if I should take the gun to FL, or is it safe to leave it there.
     
  4. p2000sk

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    The weapon is your property.
    The land belongs to your dad.
    There is a trigger lock.
    You trust the guests of the land...

    Morally it is your call.
    Liabilty\legality?
     
  5. RoadkingLarry

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    Serious question...Do people really get that uptight about that sort of thing?... I suggest chilling out. The only thing I would be worried about is if they clean and oil the gun after shooting it.
    I mean really? Good gawd I'm glad I live in Oklahoma.
     
  6. Winchester 73

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    Serious answer:Yes,Larry, if New York State is involved.
    Thank God ,I live in Florida.
     
  7. M203Sniper

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    You don't need to worry. It's a long gun? You're good. IF it were a handgun you're good as long as they don't transport it. (especially into NJ w/o a pistol permit) I'd leave well enough alone unless you want to shoot it in FL, make you're next trip a drive and toss it in the trunk.
     
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