A locked box stored with a friend, stored with a dealer or gunsmith for "cleaning" in another state, a safe deposit box in another state may not be the best idea, but is better than nothing. The burden of proof that you have committed a crime in on them, not you. Unless it is impeachment, then the accused has the burden to prove innocent. Perhaps the West By God Virginia Governor will work something out where you can just become part of his state and not worry about it. VAexit.