Americans will acquire and inherit hundreds of millions of firearms.
Arsenal Attorneys can help you register NFA firearms and create an estate plan for your entire gun collection.
We aim to help clients exercise their rights while helping their loved ones stay safe and obey the law.
Our estate planning for firearms has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and we have taught this area of law for leading professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Financial Planners' Association. We have served thousands of clients across America. We are particularly renowned for our proprietary Arsenal Gun Trust™ solution.
Arsenal Gun Trust
An Arsenal Gun Trust™ is a highly specialized trust designed by Arsenal Attorneys™ for firearms ownership, possession, and estate planning. It prioritizes the following goals:
- Firearms Safety
- Compliance with the Law
- Wealth Preservation
- Contingency Planning
For NFA and Ordinary Firearms
The Arsenal Gun Trust™ is designed for all legal firearms, including firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act ("NFA"), where applicable. NFA firearms include suppressors/silencers, short barrel rifles (SBR) and shotguns, and fully automatic firearms. Our design helps clients avoid the need for the fingerprints and photographs of other people appointed to their trusts (see ATF Form 5320.23 known as 'Form 23'). Depending on the client's state law, their Arsenal Gun Trust™ may continue beyond their lifetime so their trusts effectively 'grandfather' future generations. Thus, the same trust and NFA registrations (i.e. tax stamps), would continue--without the need for new taxes, fingerprints, or photographs. For NFA and ordinary firearms, the Arsenal Gun Trust™ provides crucial guidance to help successors and beneficiaries obey the law, including the need to transfer firearms properly and safely. Further, our design includes important contingency plans to handle unexpected circumstances or situations in which a successor or beneficiary is ineligible or unsafe to possess firearms.
Did you Know?
Today there are some guns which are legal for you to own but would be illegal for someone to inherit from you. How would your loved ones know? Did you know a trust can share possession of some firearms, but not others? Did you know most supposed 'gun trusts' terminate at the end of your life, thereby requiring your beneficiary to obtain a new tax stamp and provide fingerprints and photographs to the federal government.
Will your loved ones know how to handle your gun collection? Will they know the value of your collection? Will they know where and how your guns can be inherited and by whom?
The Arsenal Gun Trust™ these and many other questions to help you and your successors stay safe and obey the law.
Do you already have a gun trust?
If you already have a gun trust from our law firm or from elsewhere, we could draft a 'restatement' of your trust. A restatement would be a complete revision of your trust using our new Arsenal Gun Trust™ design. As part of the restatement you could make various updates, including an address change or a change to the people appointed in the trust. The restatement of your trust would still be your same trust, so existing tax stamps for NFA firearms would remain valid.
To begin the process to set-up your Arsenal Gun Trust™, please enter your information using our online questionnaire. In that form you find details of our services and fees. You will have the opportunity to receive guidance from one of our attorneys in a private consultation.
"I have received my E-Mail packet and would like to thank you and your staff for providing such an excellent product. This Trust is everything and more than I expected. You and your firm have certainly lived up to all the great reviews and comments on numerous NFA related forums. Again, Thank You for the great product. Looking forward to receiving my notary ready product so I may complete my first NFA purchase."
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