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Can i as an ex-wife, have my ex's guns taken away from him if he is a danger to himself and others? and/or have him committed?

we were just recently divorced, he drinks and he has guns...i am concerned with my son who visits his dad once in awhile...he gets quite drunk at times and has guns...locked up, but nonetheless...

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If you believe your husband is going to hurt himself or others, you need to talk to a social worker or someone in law enforcement. He needs to be evaluated, before something happens.

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nir1995

yes do it! don't even think about it.. it's dangerous and it has to do with your son report him and say everything you wrote on here to the police!

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Lots of people drink and have guns. It doesnt mean they are homicidal.

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Since you all are divorced you no longer have such authority...but you can use your son instead.....or better yet inform the police....Are you a cop BTW..

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I think it is a good idea

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You would need to have proof that your husband has used the guns inappropriately. Just you being worried about what has NOT happened is NOT a valid reason. If the guns are secure, then he is meeting the requirements of keeping them secure.

Are you sure you are not just trying to make his life miserable???

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the cops have been out to his house 3x in the last month...not because i called, but because our son called.
that says it all...
he is miserable, but because of his own actions...
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If the cops have been called, what are you waiting for????? Or more appropriately, why are you allowing your son to go there?
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Well, you may be able to limit his visitation if he is deemed a danger to his child. You have to demonstrate that with evidence. If he gets drunk while the child is in his care, that is another problem. You can get a court order from a family court, but it is probably best to talk to a lawyer first.

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Absolutely!!!! And hurry!!! Sadly... It won't be easy. Call the police so u have a report on file. Things like this take a while n sometimes happen too late. Hurry up! Unstable, desperate men are nothing to mess with. Example...... Connecticut shooting.:( enough said.

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See if you could go to court and get a "supervised" visitation. Of course, that's going to piss him off more, but what's more important? Him getting upset or the welfare of your child? Once you do that, and he continues to drink during visitation, you can go for sole custody. From now on, begin a journal and write everything down. Get witnesses, pictures, and other evidence to show that he is unfit and should not have visitation rights. Good luck.

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i've been so worried about this that i have not thought about writng it all down...the journal is an excellent idea! thnx
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All of this advice is excellent.
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Please DO NOT HESITATE.

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Yesss you can

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No let it be we need another shooting in America ASAP

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How old is your son? If he is a teen, he can probably choose not to visit his dad. In any case, you should talk to your lawyer and get their help terminating visitation as it stands, if "dad" insists on visitation, only agree to supervised visitation. An intoxicated parent is not fit to supervise a child.

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