Do You Need a Gun Trust?
If you currently possess or are looking to acquire any Title II weapons (Class III), also known as NFA (National Firearms Act) controlled firearms, you need a gun trust to protect both yourself and your family from any unintended, felonious violations of the law.
Know the Law
Individuals with Title II licenses may not loan, gift, or otherwise permit any person other than themselves to possess or use a Title II firearm which they are licensed to own. Such permission and use constitutes a federal felony. Failure to comply with laws regulating Title II firearms can result in conviction and a fine of up to $250,000 and 10 years in prison, confiscation of all firearms, and loss of the right to own firearms in the future.
The six (6) distinct types of NFA controlled firearms are the following:
- Machine Guns – any firearm which fires more than one (1) round for each individual pull of the trigger.
- Short Barreled Rifles (SBR) – Rifles with barrels less than 16″.
- Short Barreled Shotguns (SBS) – Shotguns with barrels less than 18”.
- Silencers (Suppressors)
- Any Other Weapon (AOW) – These are usually firearms and accessories that don’t fall into a category above. Examples include wallet holsters and pen guns.
What is a Gun Trust?
Understanding Gun Trusts requires a working knowledge of Trusts in general and how they operate. A Trust is an arrangement under which one individual referred to as a “Trustmaker,” transfers property to another individual or entity referred to as a “Trustee,” who in turn holds legal title to property for another individual called a “Beneficiary.” Arkansas law allows Trustmakers to be the Trustee of their own Trust, keeping full control over all property held in the Trust. A Gun Trust is a type of Trust that is set up to hold legal title over firearms and provide for their distribution upon the death of the Trustmaker. Today more than ever the hunter and recreational gun owner needs to understand the legal aspects of owning a gun and the other devices used with firearms. As Arkansas gun trust lawyers, we can help you understand how to protect yourself and your family so that owning firearms can be an enjoyable and worry free experience. If you own certain types of firearms or firearms related devices, a gun trust is critical.
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As Arkansas gun trust lawyers, we stay on the cutting edge of the law that impacts the ownership and use of firearms. You can count on us to make sure you are totally protected.
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