If you own guns, you might be interested in setting one up. We can show you how if you own NFA weapons, and you want to make sure you are complying with all the laws, a gun trust may be the best way to protect you and your guns.
The gun trust lawyer in Colorado from The Meurer Law Offices will explain you that machine guns, silencers, short-barreled rifles, and short-barreled shotguns (including sawed-off shotguns) are considered NFA weapons. It also includes grenades, and other destructive devices.
Without a gun trust, your firearms can pass 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.
Even if an executor drops off an NFA gun at the local gun shop to sell, or forfeits the gun to the local sheriff, they may unknowingly be committing a crime. This can be avoided by a gun trust.
Our gun trust lawyer in Colorado will explain how a gun trust can relieve some of the federal transfer requirements. Gun trusts help Colorado gun owners by providing 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.
This can cause troubles because someone who does not understand this could violate criminal laws by transferring a weapon without going through the proper procedures, like even 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.
If you are a gun owner or plan to be, you should consider setting up a gun trust and rest at ease knowing you are following all the laws. Meurer Law Offices is ready to help you create a gun trust to protect you.
Come talk to our gun trust lawyer in Colorado and we can explain the benefits of a gun trust and help you decide if it is the good for you.