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Tuesday, 17 July 2012 05:00

NFA Firearms in Texas

Arsenal Attorneys offers a Texas version of its Arsenal Gun Trust prepared by our own in-house Texas attorney.

In Texas, you may use the Arsenal Gun Trust to own and handle the following firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act. These include machine guns, silencers, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, any other weapons (AOW), and destructive devices (DD).

Each of our clients benefits from a personal consultation in which you’ll be able to discuss your goals and questions with an attorney. Then we will prepare your documents for you.

Your satisfaction, privacy, and safety is our primary concern.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 04:00

NFA firearms in Pennsylvania

Arsenal Attorneys offers a Pennsylvania version of its Arsenal Gun Trust prepared by our own in-house Pennsylvania attorney.

In Pennsylvania, you may use the Arsenal Gun Trust to own and handle the following firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act. These include machine guns, silencers, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, any other weapons (AOW), and destructive devices (DD).

Each of our clients benefits from a personal consultation in which you’ll be able to discuss your goals and questions with an attorney. Then we will prepare your documents for you.

Your satisfaction, privacy, and safety is our primary concern.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 03:00

Do I need a Class 3 license?

Many people ask, ‘how can I can get a Class 3 license?’ based on their goal to own firearms regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA). These include silencers (or ‘suppressors’), short barrel rifles, short barrel shotguns, and machine guns–all of which are legal in the overwhelming majority of states. A Class 3 license is not needed to own them. Class 3 refers to the category of gun dealers or manufacturers who may deal in NFA firearms.

Ordinary people may obtain permission either to make or purchase an NFA firearm by submitting BATFE Form 1 or Form 4, respectively. Such an application is made for each NFA firearm, and it must be accompanied by a tax payment.

There are many disadvantages in attempting this process as an individual. We believe the same individual can overcome these concerns by using the Arsenal Gun Trust.

When filing BATFE Form 1 or Form 4, an individual must submit their fingerprints and mug shot, and obtain the signature of their Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO). If permission to own or make the NFA firearm is granted (that is, the tax stamp is issued) that individual, and no other, must always exercise dominion and control of that firearm. This creates serious legal risks for as long as they own NFA firearms. Additionally, if that individual dies or becomes incapacitated, their loved ones may violate the law by failing to handle the NFA firearm and the documentation properly.

Instead, an individual could exercise full control over their own Arsenal Gun Trust to accomplish their goals and address these concerns. When using the Arsenal Gun Trust, BATFE waives the requirements of fingerprinting, mug shots, and CLEO signatures. Further, the Arsenal Gun Trust may authorize others to handle your NFA firearms. Finally, the Arsenal Gun Trust serves as an estate plan with detailed guidance and contingency plans to help ensure your entire gun collection, including non-NFA firearms, are handled safely, lawfully, privately, and according to your wishes concerning inheritance.

The Arsenal Gun Trust is unlike other living or revocable trusts. It is designed according to the special needs of gun ownership, and we believe clients could enjoy its benefits for the rest of their lives. The next generation to own your guns will be grateful for the way the Arsenal Gun Trust will protect them as well.

Members of the Arsenal Attorneys law firm met historians today participating in a World War Two tactical reenactment as part of a living history event. As much as possible the participants use original artifacts to teach history. This included everything from old wool army blankets, to armored vehicles and vintage firearms. The audience enjoyed observing the battle recreated by participants firing blanks from Thompson submachine guns, an MG-42, and an MG-34–identical to those facing each other in battles like the Normandy Invasion nearly 70 years ago.

Of particular concern to these historians was the preservation of these original World War Two machine guns. They are governed by the National Firearms Act, which makes it difficult to acquire, handle, and inherit such Class 3 firearms. In their discussions, Arsenal Attorneys highlighted some of the risks they face and discussed how the Arsenal Gun Trust could address their concerns.

A machine gun owned by a private individual cannot be outside his dominion and control. For one of these historians, this means during the weekend-long encampment, he could not entrust his machine gun to a colleague while he went to the lavatory. When his group travels home, he should be concerned about leaving his machine gun in a vehicle with colleagues when they make a rest stop. Once back home, his own spouse may not have access to his safe containing this firearm. Upon his death or incapacitation, his family may be unaware of the rules governing such Class 3 guns according to the National Firearms Act.

Of course such an historian may have difficulty acquiring this piece of history in the first place because he would need to obtain the signature of his local Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO)–who may fail to see the historical significance of such artifacts. Fortunately, for the large audience at this living history event, these historians did manage to display and demonstrate their machine guns among the uniforms, helmets, and tents but risks clearly existed.

The Arsenal Gun Trust can help. It streamlines the acquisition process by enabling an applicant to bypass his CLEO and file directly to BATFE for approval and registration of his Class 3 machine gun. It can be used to authorize others to handle, borrow, transport, and store a machine gun. Ultimately the Arsenal Gun Trust would provided loves ones with invaluable guidance to understand how to lawfully and safely inherit his gun collection.

A Michigan jury acquitted a teen of all charges filed against him after he openly carried his M1 Garand rifle for over an hour on the sidewalks of his community. Specifically, 18 year-old Sean Combs was found not guilty of brandishing a weapon and disturbing the peace, which are misdemeanors punishable by up to $500 in fines and 93 days in jail. Combs, the son of a retired police officer, said he carried his rifle because “It was about freedom of speech and freedom of expression. It’s my way of saying what I believe in.”

In framing Combs’s defense, his attorney, James Makowski, was quoted as saying “I’ve said from the beginning this is not a gun rights case, this is a civil rights case. Birmingham Police violated his civil rights by arresting him that night.”

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/Story_not_found#ixzz20QqYGwpT

Thursday, 12 July 2012 05:00

Do you need a Class 3 License?

If you wish to own a silencer, short barrel rifle or shotgun, or machine gun, you do not need a Class 3 license. Such a license is for the gun dealer or manufacturer who wishes to sell you these NFA or Class III firearms.

An individual, where NFA firearms are permitted, may apply to BATFE for permission to own these firearms; however an individual’s application must include their fingerprints, mug shot, and their local chief law enforcement officer’s (CLEO) signature. Besides these difficulties, an individual owner of NFA guns would be barred from allowing others even the possibility to have access to these firearms outside the owner’s control–this means the combination to a gun safe could not be given to a spouse. Further, in the event the owner dies or becomes incapacitated, his NFA firearms could pose legal problems for his loved ones.

The Arsenal Gun Trust addresses these concerns. By using a trust, the BATFE does not require you to submit fingerprints, mug shots, or your CLEO’s signature. Your Arsenal Gun Trust also may authorize others to have access to your firearms. It also includes a detailed estate plan to help your loved ones inherit your entire gun collection safely and lawfully.

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