A gun trust may be what you are looking for if you own NFA weapons, and you want to make sure you are complying with all the laws. You may want to hear how a gun trust may benefit you. It can protect you and your guns, and we can help you create one.
Our gun trust attorney in Colorado will explain how a gun trust can relieve some of the federal transfer requirements. Gun trusts can assist Colorado gun owners by giving a structure with multiple trustees and beneficiaries in case a trustee or beneficiary should die or become legally incapable of possessing the weapons owned by the trust.
Without a gun trust, your firearms may be passed through a simple will (or even worse, the NFA gun owner may leave no will) where the executor of your estate (the person who is responsible for gathering your assets, paying your debts, and distributing what’s left) may not be familiar with the rules about ownership and possession of NFA and other weapons.
The Meurer Law Offices gun trust attorney in Colorado can explain that NFA weapons include machine guns, silencers, short-barreled rifles, and short-barreled shotguns (including sawed-off shotguns). It also includes grenades, and other destructive devices.
This can cause real problems because someone who does not understand this could violate criminal laws by transferring a weapon without going through the proper procedures. For example taking or sending it to a state where it is prohibited, or giving it to a person who is legally prohibited from owning the firearm. Even if an executor drops off a NFA gun at the local gun shop to sell, or forfeits the gun to the local sheriff, they may be committing a crime. This confusion can be avoided by creating a gun trust.
Our gun trust attorney in Colorado can explain the benefits of a gun trust and help you decide if it works for you. If you are a gun owner or want to be, you should consider a gun trust and rest easy knowing you are complying with all the laws. Meurer Law Offices are ready to help you set up a gun trust.