What’s the Law: Firearms at a home away from home

WHAT’S THE LAW?

BY DARRYL CHOY

TOPIC: Firearms at a home away from home

Question: Can I have a firearm when house sitting for a friend?

Answer: Yes. House sitting is a sojourn, a temporary stay, and firearms are allowed by law. This is much like a hotel room and “bed and breakfast” accommodations. Having a firearm is allowed by law. But, when house sitting, it would be best to let the owner know you’ll be armed while staying there. People who live in non- traditional places, such as a boat, can also possess firearms. But having a firearm in a homeless shelter or tent in a park may not pass judicial muster.

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