Gun Trusts

“I do not carry a pistol so I can impose my will on someone else. I carry a pistol so someone else cannot impose their will on me!” – Lynn Givens

HOW DOES A GUN TRUST WORK?

Do you own guns in Alabama? Are you interested in purchasing Title II firearms restricted by the National Firearms Act (NFA)?  A gun trust allows you to protect your guns during and after your lifetime without the issues that often arise after a gun owner’s death.

WHAT IS A GUN TRUST?

A gun trust can be created to hold title to your firearms. Because the trust is a legal entity, it becomes the legal owner of guns that are transferred to the trust or purchased by the trust.  Gun trusts are also referred to as “NFA Trusts” because they are typically created to own property subject to Title II of the National Firearms Act (NFA). Firearms that are subject to the restrictions and laws of the NFA include short-barreled rifles, suppressors, machine guns, and short-barreled shotguns. A gun trust has special rules and provisions that ensure the trustee and beneficiaries do not violate the NFA. Violating federal gun laws, even accidentally violating the laws, could result in loss of firearms, a prison time, and fines.

Contact Green Mountain Legal Services to learn more about your rights as a gun owner.