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Parents aren't letting me keep my guns in house, where to store and rust problems?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PILMAN, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. PILMAN

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    Well I've been having some problems, my parents will not let me keep my guns in their home, before it was perfectly fine with them and now they will not let me keep them there at all, particularly my mother. I've been storing them in my trunk (called the sheriffs, they said it was fine) but I don't want to store them in the trunk because it doesn't seem like a good idea if someone were to break into my car and also because of rust. Being unemployed right now is also making it rather difficult but I'm not really sure what else I should do at this point. Would I be able to get a storage locker or somewhere else I can store the rifles? I've also checked the rifles for rust and there doesn't appear to be any, I just coated it down with those remoil wipes.
     
  2. CoRoMo

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    How possible is it to come to some sort of agreement with your mom, regarding bringing them back in the house? Can she be persuaded at all? Will she let them back in, if you take each one apart, as much as possible?

    Ask her if she's more comfortable with them, so easily available to petty thieves, in your trunk.
     
  3. PILMAN

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    She won't budge at all, all over the place, when I moved back to Florida I went to pick up my rifles at the police station and she was angry about it, let me store them at our rental house and when we moved back to the other house here, she didn't even want me to have them in my trunk in my car within 500 feet of the house. They complain that I'm driving around with guns in my car but yet won't let me store them here so I am trying to find a storage facility.
     
  4. MedWheeler

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    What are we missing here? How old are you, and what changed her mind? (You did say she previously had no problem with it.)
    Why were they at the PD? Did something happen (arrest?) that turned her off to the idea of you having guns around?
    It would help to know what her thinking is, and from where it comes.
     
  5. ny32182

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    Sounds like there is more to the story, but if it were me I would leave them with a trusted buddy before I'd leave them long term in a car or other non-climated-controlled facility. Or possibly sell them and buy them back when my situation was more stable.
     
  6. CoRoMo

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    It sounds like her position is that she's more concerned with the guns coming alive and hurting her, than them falling into the hands of a criminal and being used to kill a convenience store clerk a few blocks away.
     
  7. PILMAN

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    I was sent inpatient for 72 hours to a facility back in September, long story. She basically won't even listen to my side of the story and assumes now that I shouldn't have guns at all period. I was living on my own and ended up having to move back when I couldn't afford it anymore due to the economy and jobs being cut. I rather not leave them with anyone because the majority of my friends are military and their deployed right now so it wouldn't be safe storing them in their homes. I was wondering if I can store them at a storage facility though like a locker or something?
     
  8. ny32182

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    Visit the local storage facility and ask for their usage contract; read it thoroughly; if it doesn't specifically prohibit firearms, go for it...
     
  9. buy guns

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    If you have handguns you could probably keep those in a safety deposit box at your bank.
     
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    Maybe you could contact a local gunshop and see if they would charge you a monthly fee to keep them there? Otherwise, its time to move out.
     
  11. murdoc rose

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    This is not the best advise but keeping them in the trunk is not good in anyway. My advise is to put them in the house (hidden). If you sleep on a standard box spring/mattress combo cut a slit in the bottom liner of the box springs and put them in there and staple it back up. Out of site out of mind if they ask just say you've taken care of them.
     
  12. wishin

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    I don't see a legal problem with keeping them unloaded in a storage facility that allows it. Be sure to ask. Not sure that's much safer than your trunk, unless they have security, and probably no better from a humidity point of view. More importantly, you say you're unemployed, so how would you pay for it?
     
  13. youngda9

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    (^^ holy moley wishin...360 posts/month...summer can't come quick enough)

    Sounds like it's time to get a job and move out from under mom's apron. (sorry to sound harsh) If you live in her house, it's her rules you have to abide by. Sounds like you lost her trust and can't earn it back quick enough to solve this issue. Best of luck, and keep us posted.
     
  14. CoRoMo

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    No offense, but I'd flip burgers AND deliver pizza to get out of that situation.

    But I'd sneak my guns into my room first... ssshhhhh!
     
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    Except a climate-controlled unit would cost enough that, if he could afford it, he could afford to rent his own place. Storage units in FL get HOT - I kept stuff in one while transitioning from rental to house after I moved here - NOT a place to keep guns from getting rusty
     
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    Sounds like youngda9 is in the ball park. Your in a fix no doubt. Sounds like MOM wears the pants in that family. :)
     
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    If the storage unit lease does not prohibit arms, then by all means store them in a locked unit. Humidity would be a potential problem but do a search here for some fixes. That would work for a bit, but not for too long.

    I actually have a rifle stowed with my parents, for my range and plinking use when I'm down there. I keep it locked in a case and only I have a key, so it's legally an Alaskan rifle in my possession. I'm not sure that would resolve your mom's concerns though. And if you miss payments they will grab up all you have.

    Long term, there's always the solution I took to get clear of re-lations:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSt0NEESrUA
     
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  18. Jumping Frog

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    No it sounds like the Golden Rule.

    She who has the gold, rules.
    :D
     
  19. deadin

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    Maybe it's Mom's way of hinting that you sell the guns and help out a little with the rent/food bills while living under her roof........:p
     
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    Or, as he said, he was in patient for a while and mom has her doubts -
     
  21. jmr40

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    Pawn them for like $50 total. Come in every month and pay the $5 or so in interest. Don't laugh. A guy here does that 9 months out of the year except during hunting season. Says it is cheaper than a safe and he lives in a rough neighborhood.
     
  22. KarenTOC

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    And that's a problem.... how? :)

    Pilman, if you disassembled the handguns, put the the pieces in separate plastic bags (one bag per gun), duct-taped them shut, packed them into under-the-bed plastic storage box(es), duct-taped them shut, and asked your folks if they'd keep them under their bed, would they?

    It's a well-known fact that guns can climb out of cupboards and shoot without human assistance. It's less well known that they can't reassemble themselves first. Plus, they're allergic to duct tape, so they won't want to touch it.

    disclaimer: the previous paragraph was tongue in cheek and is in no way meant to be taken literally.

    PS - if you can't pay your way while at your parents' house, be sure to do lots and lots of other stuf: cook what needs cooking; clean what needs cleaning; paint what needs painting; fix what needs fixing; mow what needs mowing. None of that costs you any money, but proves you're a responsible (even if unemployed) adult. Never, ever, be found sitting around on your butt, and NEVER EVER expect your mother to wait on you.

    Oh, and if you have to choose between buying beer & paying range fees for yourself or buying gas and groceries for the household, well... presumably you know the right choice.
     
  23. Enachos

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    This reminds me of my mom when she first found out I had a gun. She didn't care what I had to say, she just didn't want them in the house. But after months of me owning them, she realized I hadn't shot anyone or robbed the local 7/11 and eventually accepted the fact that I was infact responsible enough to own them. So she eventually just said "Eh!" haha I understand the kind of situation you're in... I've been in that type of situation before... unemployed and having to move back in with parents... it happens! Good luck to ya! I only hope she can accept the fact that guns don't just go around shooting people all by themselves.
     
  24. Fremmer

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    Find somewhere to store them, and they ought to be greased up while in storage. Wait a while for things to settle down at home, and maybe sometime in the future she might change her mind, or you might have your own place.

    The pawnshop idea sounds good, but you better make sure that you make the interest payments, and that there won't be a denial or some other problem when they do the check to release them to you (if the pawnshops in your State have to do that).

    Or a friend's house, or some other place. Check with a shooting range or gun club in your area.
     
  25. Schofield3

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    That sounds like a great place to start +1
     
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