my sister lives in coupville with her husband who is a convicted felon. my sister is a good girl but scared of guns. last night she seen a male walking around her house and she got scared. she asked me if she could have a shot gun in the house or a pistol for protection even though he is not allowed to have any. I tried to look up the laws on this stuff and could not find anything on it so i decided to come here and ask all you smart people about it.
The answer to the OP's question is YES. Notice this about the case:
“What convinced us is that he admitted he took the police to the guns
,” said juror Darci Baker-Spicer of Bremerton.
The felon husband of the OP cannot have ACCESS or POSSESSION of the firearms. If the firearms are kept either in a safe that the felon does not have the combination to or the firearms are in the actual possession and under the control of the wife, as in the wife is carrying them in her hand or in a holster on her person, then there is no law broken.
And, under no circumstances, allow police entry into the safe where the firearms are stored.
And, in relation to the Groves' case, notice this from his own motion to dismiss the charges:
"On November 28, 2008, the defendant, Mr. Luke Groves contacted law enforcement when he returned to his home in Bremerton and found the window on his front door broken. He reported the he believed he may have interrupted a burglary. When officers from the Bremerton Police Department arrived and walked through the residence, Mr. Groves informed them that he had made sure that his guns were still there.
For instance, suppose you are giving a co-worker a ride to somewhere because their car is getting repaired and you are carrying your gun. The co-worker turns out to be a felon that you did know about. Are you guilty of providing a gun to a felon and are they guilty of possession of a firearm? Or, how about the guy behind you in the checkout line at Wal Mart? If the mere presence of a gun near a felon constituted possession, then we would have to ask every person who came within arm's reach of us, while we are carrying, if they are a felon or not.