Our previous blog entry shared news about a continuing legal education program Arsenal Attorneys attended yesterday on gun laws in Virginia. The speakers included renowned Second Amendment lawyer Stephen Holbrook. Mr. Holbrook has a 4-0 record arguing cases before the US Supreme Court. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Holbrook is a distinguished scholar. He has written numerous books on the law, history, and gun control. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy.
Mr. Holbrook's latest book is "Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and 'Enemies of the State', and we strongly recommend it. During interviews, Mr. Holbrook discussed how that chapter of history is an example of government regulations amassing data on law abiding citizens, and how such records can later be exploited to repress and brutalize a population.
History, regulations, data collection, privacy, liberty. Should the modern gun owner in America be concerned?
Arsenal Attorneys' answer is yes.
Privacy in particular is one of the most talked about issues during our consultations with gun owners. It's not difficult for us to illustrate the concerns with realistic situations from modern life. For example, if a client's son must inherit the client's firearms through probate court proceedings, a public record of the client's gun collection could result. Years from now as the client's son applies to college or for jobs, will his application be scrutinized in light of public court records available online and detailing the guns and ammunition inherited from the client?
Arsenal Attorneys' most commonly requested service is for estate planning using our proprietary Arsenal Gun Trust. Our design prioritizes the safety and privacy of the client and the client's loved ones who may one day inherit the client's firearms. Additionally, the client can enjoy the benefit of using the Arsenal Gun Trust to comply with federal regulations concerning items regulated under the National Firearms Act, such as silencers, short barrel rifles, and machine guns. We also advise clients about key issues concerning their compliance with gun laws and the need to anticipate future gun controls.