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Do I Need a Gun Trust – Part 2
To follow on from our earlier discussion of WHY you need a gun trust, here are some additional thoughts and insights you should consider when asking yourself if you need a Gun Trust. Three types of ownership for your Gun Trust... Individual Ownership - the simplest structure if personal firearms are involved...Liability risk is borne by the individual...a Gun Trust provides better planning and control, including a legal framework for beneficial transfers. For a business or for multiple owners other than married couples - business entity ownership is advisable preferably an LLC. Combining one or more gun trusts [more]
Do I Need a Gun Trust? Part one
In this episode of Fire Away (questions) Dennis talks about why you need a Gun Trust. There are some very specific reasons and benefits every gun owner should consider when deciding whether or not they should get a Gun Trust. Generally, there are 3 ways most people pursue getting a Gun Trust... Do It Yourself – generic, no gun instructions, possibly invalid Attorney with conventional living trust. Not written for guns Purpose-built gun trusts (the BEST solution for a firearms collection) There are several Benefits of a "Real" Gun Trust... Written guidance to comply with gun law Keeps Control in [more]
What is a Gun Trust?
In this episode of Fire Away (questions) Dennis talks about what exactly is a gun trust. This is a straightforward description of what a gun trust is, how it's used, and some key elements that make a Gun Trust completely different from a standard trust. Basically...a Gun Trust is a legal box to own firearms and certain accessories. It is a "Purpose Built" trust designed to avoid "accidental felonies" by giving you three things... Holding LEGAL TITLE to regulated and non-regulated firearms Provides LEGAL BENEFITS for lawful beneficiaries selected by the client Allows for LEGAL TRANSFERS of firearms by [more]
This is about Possession...knowing more about how to possess your firearms legally without going to jail. To us, possession generally doesn't get the attention of criminal activities using firearms. But for the majority of gun owners in America, possession laws are probably one of the most important things to understand when owning a firearm. Possession laws are some of the most misunderstood laws facing gun owners. Far more than the criminal laws which generally make a lot more sense because they are relating to a specific crime (and usually a violent act). Here's a great example relating to a [more]
If you are a gun owner and have talked to other gun owners, this might have come up in a conversation, “It’s just a document put together to legally allow you to give your guns to other people or let them shoot them when they are with you.” While the end result of having a legal document might be true, the rest may end you up in jail. We aren’t a law firm, nor do we dispense legal advice (it’s in our disclaimer), but we are connected to thousands of attorneys around the country in every state. [more]
One thing we see from the GunLaw Community perspective is what goes on around the country in a variety of aspects as it relates to Gun Law and Gun Owners. With all the differences in state laws it is sometimes difficult to know exactly what gun owners should be focusing on when it comes to securing a Gun Trust for the handling of their firearms. Maybe we can help clear this up a bit… With the massive adoption of the Internet, everyone can find practically anything they want with just a few clicks. The volume of information and services is [more]
A couple of days ago I was talking to a fellow gun owner about the importance of his gun collection.  A man who worked hard his whole life, he never made a lot of money.  But through the years he gathered a prized collection of firearms, all of which he used to help feed his family, and for sport shooting.  He also retained some arms passed down to him by his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father, all of which he maintained. He told me that it was important to tell his own children and grandchildren, all of whom are healthy and [more]
Came across this little gem yesterday that came from an unknown source AND ITS A HOAX... "Vermont State Rep.  Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as Vermont's own Constitution very carefully, and his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New England and elsewhere.   Maslack recently proposed a bill to register "non-gun-owners" and require them to pay a $500 fee to the state.  Thus Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege [more]
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