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    What would you have said?

    Here is the story. My mother in law lives with us. Wife cares for her as she has both diabetes and dimentia. She is 90 years old and is now receiving some benefits from the VA (medicine mostly). The VA assigned her a social worker and the first visit was today. Many reasonable questions were asked but one question got me concerned. she wanted to know if we have any weapons in the house. we said NO. which was a bald face lie but I just was not prepared for that question and did not feel it was any of her blank business. What do you all think?
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    It's none of their business, so they would get a no from me.

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    I would have said yes, there are a bunch of knives in the kitchen. There is no need to lie.
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    I'd ask what is the purpose of the question....then point to the kitchen knives.

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    I would have said yes, there are a bunch of knives in the kitchen. There is no need to lie.
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    The evil part of me might have shown her a couple of 50 BMGs that she probably couldnt even lift, some evil black short barrelled stuff and a few things with suppressors on them in a room close by.

    Then, I would have pulled a suppressed .22 James Bond look alike out of my britches, laid it on the kitched table and innocently said," you mean something like this?" just to see the look on her face.

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    Lie lie lie lie.............

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    Two hour tour of the house. All the sharp and pointies in the kitchen, blunt objects galore, house hold chemicals. Then off to the garage, CO2 poisoning, lawn tools, tons of things to hit and stab with in the toolbox, plus you can darn near cut someone's head off with a lawn mower blade. Go into great depth about how to use the chosen objects as a weapon.
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    I think I would've asked the person what relevance that question had to do with the situation. Depending on their response I would answer accordingly. IMO, you did fine by answering it the way you did, that would be my standard answer for anyone and for most any situation. Also MO that, short of Law Enforcement making such an inquiry it's none of anyone's business. JMO, YMMV
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    I totally understand WHY she asked that question because of MIL's condition, but you really have to be careful here. this is a government worker that could make your life miserable if you go too far with your answer. Lying is the ticket here. You did good and I would have answered the same way you did.

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    As long as any firearms are secured & not attainable by said MIL, don't ask - don't tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I would have said yes, there are a bunch of knives in the kitchen. There is no need to lie.
    I agree with that ; I should had answered "yes" and pointed all knives in the kitchen. And if she had asked if I had firearms in the house I should had answered "in the safe".
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    It would have been a moot point at my house as I always OC around the house. Not sure if I would take it off for a government worker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    The evil part of me might have shown her a couple of 50 BMGs that she probably couldnt even lift, some evil black short barrelled stuff and a few things with suppressors on them in a room close by.

    Then, I would have pulled a suppressed .22 James Bond look alike out of my britches, laid it on the kitched table and innocently said," you mean something like this?" just to see the look on her face.

    Its a good thing I am not evil.

    What I would do.

    If i had toys like that...

    But, wife would kill me. So......
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    Why lie? What difference does it make? It was probably so the social worker could advise them against the failing mental state of their family member so that something unfortunate doesn't happen. You think this therapist is going to run back to the VA database and put down that you have a gun in your home? Who cares, your probably in a half dozen databases already anyway.

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