Okay, I apologize for posting on the same subject twice. I did receive good information last time but I'm still confused. In a nutshell I've got a relative in the home with a felony (non violent white collar (does it matter?) event) record. I get the discrepency in Fed law vs. State law. This is an old record and past the limitation guidelines of Texas law which isn't the problem but Fed law has no limitations. Basically, no possession of firearms or ammo for felons. There is no relief for this situation to restore rights but actually, this person has no desire to have those rights. It's me that has the issue. I basically just don't want to get anyone in trouble for me exercising my 2nd amendment rights and wanting to protect my home/family. Yes, I also do want to get my CHL because of some real life events that have scared the bejesus out of me. I'm just confused about that word "possess". Texas has no gun registration meaning no ownership so technically having the gun anywhere can be considered "possessable" so how do I do this? Is it considered non possessible if it's on my person (as in CHL in the car and in public) and at home in a gun safe? Or is it a no go no matter what at home since how does one prove somebody doesn't know the code to the safe? I know I can skirt the issue and just hide my stinking guns but I'm trying to obey the law here except it infringes on my rights. Anybody with a similar situation? Unless there is a life/death situation I don't forsee anyone knocking/breaking down my door with a search warrant either. The worst case is if someone invades our home and this person has a decision to obey the law or die. In this case obeying the law could mean die b/c they can't touch a gun. I guess it's gun or run. Anyhow am I endangering anyone "legally" by keeping the guns in a safe @ home? Or by me having "possession" with a CHL and the gun stays with me or on me at all times? If you actually follow the stupid law then if this person goes to Cabela's and picks a gun up off the rack they have broken the law. And if you have to stay away from where guns or ammo is located then they can't even shop at Walmart. Sorry for rambling but I can't be the only one with this dilemma and I'm trying to do the right thing but I just can't find any real clear information to follow. The only thing that seems clear is if you have someone in your house with a felony record then you have to live with their punishment. Do I have to sell my guns and live like I'm the felon?