If I have a roommate who is a convicted felon and I am a legal owner of firearms, am I putting myself in legaljeopardy by having firearms in the same residence?

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If I have a roommate who is a convicted felon and I am a legal owner of firearms, am I putting myself in legaljeopardy by having firearms in the same residence?

Asked on December 28, 2011 under Criminal Law, Connecticut

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You are not placing yourself in a precarious situation from a criminal standpoint if you are legally allowed to possess the firearms that you have and that you are writing about. However, convicted felons in most states in this country are typically precluded from having in their possession firearms.

From what you have written, your possession of firearms in the same residence of the place you are sharing with a roomate who is a convicted felon may be a violation of his or her parole as well as other state law precluding possession of a firearm which could place him or her in legal jeopardy.


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