Coworker tells me his son who is under 21 and no longer lives at home lets drop, that he recently purchased a 38 Special revolver from a co-worker. He is keeping it in his vehicle, I'm not sure the specifics but the handgun and ammo are seperated with one being in the glovebox the other in the trunk, I'm not sure which is in which location, but I would guess the unloaded firearm is in the glovebox. He is a resident of Ohio and did not move here from another state, and he is not a trained LEO. He believes this to all be legal, his parents on the other hand don't think it sounds quite right.
How would you advise someone in this situation ?
I'm familiar with 2923.21
2923.21 Improperly furnishing firearms to minor.
(A) No person shall do any of the following:
(1) Sell any firearm to a person who is under eighteen years of age;
(2) Subject to division (B) of this section, sell any handgun to a person who is under twenty-one years of age;
(3) Furnish any firearm to a person who is under eighteen years of age or, subject to division (B) of this section, furnish any handgun to a person who is under twenty-one years of age, except for lawful hunting, sporting, or educational purposes, including, but not limited to, instruction in firearms or handgun safety, care, handling, or marksmanship under the supervision or control of a responsible adult;
and thought that 2923.16 might apply since he is under 21 and for whatever reason has decided that in his car is where he wants to keep it.
2923.16 Improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.
(A) No person shall knowingly discharge a firearm while in or on a motor vehicle.
(B) No person shall knowingly transport or have a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle in such a manner that the firearm is accessible to the operator or any passenger without leaving the vehicle.
(C) No person shall knowingly transport or have a firearm in a motor vehicle, unless the person may lawfully possess that firearm under applicable law of this state or the United States, the firearm is unloaded, and the firearm is carried in one of the following ways:
(1) In a closed package, box, or case;
(2) In a compartment that can be reached only by leaving the vehicle;
What advice might you offer to your coworker to pass along to his son to keep him out of trouble.
I get that most people don't know the firearms laws, but we all know that ignorance is not a legal defence.