I own multiple firearms, but keep them locked in a safe. He does not have the combination. I am an upstanding citizen. I am trying to help my brother in law who got out of jail last year. He is bettering himself by living with me and working on my farm and staying out of trouble. He was in jail in KY. We are trying to transfer his probation to Ohio, but the Ohio probation officers are saying he cannot live with us because of the firearms. His current probation officer in Kentucky says this is nonsense as long as we keep the firearms locked away.
I understand you may feel you are correct according to the letter of the law. I also do not know what the restrictions of his probation are, which are often more far-reaching than the law would otherwise require (shall not consume alcohol comes to mind). If you are trying to get your brother's probation transferred to Ohio, this is really not the approach you probably want to take. They do not have to transfer him at all and a bureaucrat can make your life very difficult regardless of what the regulations say.. Can you keep them at work or on someone else's property? I realize it seems unfair, but this is going to be part of the new normal for your brother, at least until he is off probation.
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It's certainly not 'nonsense' and the best course of action would be to make sure there is no possibility of the authorities confusing your brothers situation and your guns.
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