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05 July 2012

The Loudoun County Friends of the NRA continue their amazing series of raffle drawings offering chances to win valuable prizes at $20 per ticket. One of the winners will receive an NFA/Class III package featuring an integrally suppressed Ruger MKIII AND an Arsenal Gun Trust from Arsenal Attorneys.

To learn more about Loudoun County Friends of the NRA and their raffles, visit: http://www.virginiagunraffle.com/.

04 July 2012

Arsenal Attorneys is now providing a newsletter to friends and clients to share information about NFA issues and the Arsenal Gun Trust. Visit our website to sign up at ArsenalAttorneys.com.

You’ll learn how to safely and lawfully own silencers, short barrel rifles and shotguns, and machine guns. This is a concern for you and also for anyone else who might handle or possibly have access to your NFA firearms. We also want to help people understand how to create an estate plan so their entire gun collection is inherited safely, privately, legally, and without the typical difficulties of the court system.

02 July 2012

Arsenal Attorneys has joined Sterling Arsenal to offer a series of free prizes to winners selected by the Virginia Gun Owners’ Forum. Click here for more details.

Winners will receive silencers with host weapons, an Arsenal Gun Trusts, and cash prizes.

Sterling Arsenal Works & Tactical Supply, LLC is an 07 FFL/02 NFA manufacturer based in Sterling, Virginia. They have quickly developed a strong reputation for customers services and high end firearms and merchandise for firearms enthusiasts, practical shooters, private military contractors, and law enforcement. They manufacture their own line of AR15 weapon platforms, in addition to enhanced Saiga shotguns, AK47, and AR 10–featuring sound suppressors, optics, illuminators and accessories. Sterling Arsenal is also a Glock armorer, and they offer gunsmithing for 1911, AR15 and other platforms.

Visit their new retail location, and check out their extensive inventory online here.

02 July 2012

If someone offers to perform even a simple medical procedure on you, without a medical education or the proper licenses, he will be committing a crime. It doesn’t matter if you waive his liability, or whether he provides a disclaimer. It’s a crime.

Similarly a gun dealer, a buddy, or an anonymous internet poster who provides a trust to you–even giving you a sample to copy or a form to complete yourself–is committing the crime of practicing law without a license. Unfortunately this is a common problem in the area of NFA gun trusts.

There are many reasons it is a crime to practice law without a license, such as:

  • A person with no legal education has no basis on which to give you a competent or expert opinion on any legal matter.
  • If they provide you a flawed or invalid solution, you have no recourse. The culprit has no law license to lose or professional discipline to face. Further, his own liability insurance will not cover criminal acts, so there may be little or no compensation for any damages you suffer by relying on this person’s advice–even if it’s just a blank form he implied was dependable. A lawyer who provides you bad service can face punishment and loss of his license, and his malpractice insurance could compensate you for any damages he has caused you to suffer.
  • Someone offering a gun trust like a gun dealer has a conflict of interest. He is motivated by his desire to sell you a gun or silencer. He wants you to believe the transaction can be quick and simple so you are more likely to make the purchase. The gun dealer doesn’t want you to delay your purchase to research the issues. He will hustle you into using his quickie form without further thought about the long term implications for you and your loved ones. On the other hand, your lawyer has a duty of loyalty to you and no one else. It is your lawyer’s job to provide you protective and cautionary advice that no one else is willing to tell you. There are many ways this duty of loyalty could be undermined by a possible conflict of interest. For example, a gun shop could try to influence your choice of lawyer. We’ve seen this happen when a gun dealer has insisted on choosing the lawyer their customer uses for a trust. We’ve also seen a gun shop steer their customers to a lawyer married to one of their employees. We cannot stress enough the importance of detecting possible conflicts of interest on the part of those offering you legal advice.
  • A gun dealer is or should be aware practicing law without a license, including blank gun trust forms, is a crime. If they do so, you must wonder what other laws they are breaking. Only patronize a gun dealer who obeys the law. Otherwise how can you assume your gun purchase is truly done in a lawful manner? The same gun dealers who improperly provide advice on trusts often are the same gun dealers involved in other legal problems concerning sales of Class 3 / NFA firearms. We do not know why they endanger their customers and their own businesses so recklessly.
  • Finally, gun dealers, anonymous internet sources, and other laymen typically offer bad trusts for gun ownership. Many clients ask us to replace flawed trusts provided by gun dealers or prepared using Quicken WillMaker. These trusts consistently lack even basic protections crucial for you and your loved ones for the handling of firearms. Considering the points raised above, these trusts are poor quality because either the person who provided it doesn’t know any better, or he has no interest in your obtaining good legal advice elsewhere.

So be careful and help solve this problem. Many gun owners value their relationship with their gun dealer. Their gun dealer could be unaware an employee is unlawfully providing legal advice. Advise them of any problems you observe. If your gun dealer dismisses any concerns you express about practicing law without a license, you’ll know to find a new gun dealer.

Arsenal Attorneys serve gun owners only, and the Arsenal Gun Trust is our sole focus. Each client receives a personal consultation from one of our own in-house lawyers. No middle man is involved. We take as much time as is needed to help our clients make informed decisions. We provide you our own original solution prepared for you personally. We aren’t selling you someone else’s form to complete on your own. Our solutions are guided by our commitment to protect gun owners’ rights, privacy, and safety. We only serve clients where we are licensed to practice law, including: Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.

02 July 2012

The Arsenal Attorneys will be exhibiting at the Richmond gun show this weekend at the showplace. Come learn about the Arsenal Gun Trust and how it protects you and your family.

Unlike generic, do-it-yourself trusts, our specialized NFA gun trust provides detailed guidance to help you and your loved ones obey gun laws, protect your privacy, and ensure gun safety in the handling and inheritance of your firearms.

Each Arsenal Gun Trust is prepared for each client’s personal circumstances based on a personal consultation. Learn more at Arsenal Attorneys.

Our Virginia-based firm has in-house attorneys licensed in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Texas and Georgia.

29 June 2012

Arsenal Attorneys will be exhibiting at the Fredericksburg Gun Show this weekend. Come learn how the Arsenal Gun Trust can help you own NFA firearms safely and lawfully–no more fingerprinting, no more mug shots, no more CLEO signatures. Instead, our solution reduces your risks, and it protects your loved ones who will handle or inherit your firearms. The Arsenal Gun Trust also serves as an estate plan for your entire gun collection to help ensure your guns are inheriting safely, legally, and with privacy. If you’re considering adding a suppressor/silencer, short barreled rifle or shotgun, or machine gun to your gun collection, the convenience and protection offered by the Arsenal Gun Trust make it a life-long, low cost benefit for you and your family.

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