Gun Trusts & NFA Lawyers

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Despite popular misconceptions, it is legal to own automatic weapons, suppressors, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, and many other kinds of exotic weaponry! However, purchase, sale, possession, and use of these unusual weapons is tightly regulated by the federal and state governments. We are experienced in helping private citizens legally acquire these items.

We generally recommend that our clients create a special firearms trust to hold their federally regulated firearms. Let us walk you through the process of creating and funding the trust, registering the trust with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and acquiring the weapons you want from a licensed dealer.

Additionally, firearms and gun owners with exceptionally large collections, with or without federally regulated firearms, may benefit from a firearms trust. As an additional service, we will review your estate plan and make sure that your firearms and gun collection will pass to your intended beneficiaries smoothly, and without undue government involvement upon your death.

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 Munitions Law Group Trust v. Do It Yourself Trust

  • Munitions Law Group Trust
    • Counsel of a seasoned Gun Lawyer
    • Trust crafted for the individual client’s needs
    • Estate Planning assessment of client’s overall estate
    • Peace of mind that the Trust is created correctly and is valid
    • Knowing there is a person the client can speak with if questions arise during the transfer process
    • Ability to provide for all of a client’s guns not just NFA guns
    • Ability to provide Asset Protection
    • Ability to Amend the trust when necessary to conform with changing laws
    • A variety of trust options depending on the client’s needs
  • Do It Yourself Trust
    • No counsel from a licensed lawyer with knowledge in Estates and Firearms Law
    • Generally, a blanket form not properly crafted for an individual client’s needs
    • Lack of counsel as to the impact to client’s overall estate
    • Possibility the trust is not valid due to the doctrine of merger or other potential legal pitfalls
    • No one to call with questions on the transfer process
    • Likelihood of not properly transferring the desired firearms into the Trust
    • Lack of proper Asset protection
    • Inflexible provisions with regards to changing