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    Sentence structure question/meaning

    Possesses a handgun that is concealed and readily accessible to the person within any vehicle.

    This is the sentence I have questions about. Basically, is it the "handgun" or "the person" who applies to "within any vehicle" and why?

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    Re: Sentence structure question/meaning

    You will have to provide more of the context, in terms of the words preceding that passage. By itself, it makes little sense.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Sentence structure question/meaning

    As written, "within any vehicle" applies to "person". That may not have been the intention.

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    Re: Sentence structure question/meaning

    A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm if the person knowingly:

    This is what precedes the sentence I am wondering about. I feel like MikeNewYork might be right, at least that is how I read it. But if someone could explain why this is the case in grammatical language that would be most helpful!

    Thanks for the quick reply!

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    Re: Sentence structure question/meaning

    As far as I'm concerned, the crime has been committed if any person has any handgun accessible to them in any vehicle.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Sentence structure question/meaning

    Not if the person has a permit to carry a weapon.

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