Tommorrow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) will formally announce proposals concerning trusts in the registration of firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA). The public will have a 90 day period ending December 9, 2013 to comment on these proposals.  A link to BATFE's announcement in the Federal Register can be found here.

The proposed changes will allow the continued use of trusts for the registration of firearms; however BATFE wishes to require so-called 'responsible persons' of a trust to be subject to the same requirements as non-trust applicants, i.e. fingerprinting, photographs, and a sign off by the the local Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO).

While this proposal would create additional red-tape, the proposed rules would preserve the important benefit of using a trust to allow lawful possession of NFA firearms by appropriately identified and documented individuals. For our clients, this aspect of the Arsenal Gun Trust is crucial in their effort to comply with the law and to keep their firearms safe.  For example, a husband could identify his wife as a 'responsible person' in his trust and therefore provide her the combination to his gun safe without concern of committing an unlawful transfer of the NFA firearms contained inside. Similarly, a soldier could use his Arsenal Gun Trust to ensure no law is broken if his father helps store his firearms during a deployment overseas.

Additionally the Arsenal Gun Trust will continue to be the estate plan of choice for gun owners. Our trust helps clients and their loved ones safely, lawfully, and privately inherit entire gun collections--without a court proceeding or public court record.

Because of the possiblity BATFE could adopt the proposed rules next year or later, we recommend anyone interested in NFA firearms create a trust now and register NFA firerarms now before any changes to the rules might occur. 

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 22:57

The Arsenal Gun Trust Available in Indiana

The law firm Arsenal Attorneys offers the Arsenal Gun Trust to Indiana clients to help them own the NFA firearms permitted in the Hoosier State, in addition to creating an estate plan enabling their loved ones to inherit safely and privately.

Our law firm has enjoyed a long connection with the state of Indiana, ever since Managing Attorney Matthew Bergstrom graduated from law school at Indiana University--Bloomington in 1997. Our team includes a locally-licensed Indiana attorney ensuring each Indiana client receives a gun trust tailored to their needs. In total we serve over 20 states. Each client receives a personal briefing on the National Firearms Act and the features of the Arsenal Gun Trust.

There may never be a better time to create an Arsenal Gun Trust and register NFA firearms, including silencers/suppressors, short barrel rifles, and full auto. Contact us now to learn more about our services.  

 

 

 

Saturday, 12 October 2013 17:01

Arsenal Gun Trusts for Nevada

Arsenal Attorneys offer Nevada clients our original Arsenal Gun Trust.  Each client receives a personal briefing on the National Firearms Act (NFA) and its use in registering NFA firearms: silencers/suppressors, short barref rifles and shotguns, machine guns, and more. 

Each Arsenal Gun Trust is tailored for the client, and all the documents are written to provide the client's loved ones guidance they'll need to stay safe and legal.  

Our firm delivers high quality service at a reasonable fee, and we're known for the convenience of our process. Contact us to request our informational packet.  

Today the National Rifle Association (NRA) criticized what it said was a 'flawed' proposal by the Obama Administration to create additional red tape for the transfer and manufacture of firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA), including silencers, short barrel rifles and shotguns, and the vintage machine guns permitted for civilian ownership.

No one can guess if/when/or how this proposal would ultimately change NFA regulations. It is subject to a public process during which the design of the proposal could change. Further, a final order to change the regulations must provide enough advance notice to allow the public to act and prepare before it takes effect.

The bottom line? In this climate, and for the foreseeable future, one can only assume firearms ownership, including the NFA category, will only become more difficult.

There is probably no better time to create an Arsenal Gun Trust. 

Arsenal Attorneys serves over 20 states, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and more.

We provide each client a personal briefing on the NFA and BATFE issues, and we deliver a completed trust designed for their state and their personal goals. Contact us now to receive our information packet.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 19:50

Privacy and NFA Gun Trusts

Each day brings a reminder of our loss of privacy due to technology, security, and regulations, among other causes.

When highlighting the importance of privacy to clients I often wish I could quote Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin to make the point that freedom and liberty cannot exist without privacy; however it seems the Founders weren't very concerned about privacy back then. Sure, there's the often quoted and mis-quoted statement by Franklin: “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety,” but that doesn't address the concern we have in protecting our clients and ourselves.

So long as all laws are obeyed concerning firearms, we want our clients to enjoy as much of their privacy as possible regarding their gun collection and the inheritance of those guns. To illustrate, imagine if my young son inherits my gun collection. Years from now, I don't want my son's prospective employer to have the ability to learn about those guns through a simple internet search of public court records. 

We design legal solutions for clients to address these privacy concerns, particularly for inheriting a gun collection and for the registration of NFA firearms (silencers/suppressors, short barrel rifles and shotguns, and machine guns/full auto). 

We believe Ben and Tom would approve.

 

 

 

Friday, 18 October 2013 13:11

Arsenal Gun Trusts for Oklahoma

Arsenal Attorneys offer the Arsenal Gun Trust to Oklahoma clients interested in acquiring firearms registered by the National Firearms Act (NFA), including silencers, short barrel rifles (SBR), and machine guns. 

A member of our team is locally licensed in Oklahoma, and we are ready to serve you immediately. Contact us to request our information packet.

 

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