Using a Gun Trust to Pass on Firearms

When properly prepared and executed by a knowledgeable legal team, a gun trust is extremely beneficial to those that own firearms. It provides a safe, responsible method for transferring your firearms to your heirs without fear of criminal liability, future government regulation or the threat of confiscation due to divorce, lawsuits or bankruptcy.

This specialized trust is specifically designed to hold ownership of firearms and can help executors avoid violating criminal gun laws.

There is a multitude of benefits from creating a legal gun trust that includes:

  1. The ability to transmit firearms to future generations
  2. Allows for multiple trustees that can last for more than one generation
  3. Provides for the prevention of felonies and fines for the executor of the estate
  4. Avoids probate upon death
  5. Privacy is enhanced since the firearm passes on to the beneficiaries outside of the probate process and the trust property will not be listed in the public probate court records
  6. In a gun trust, the transfer of the firearm to any beneficiary of the estate may be made on a tax-exempt basis

Gun trusts have more than doubled in the last four years, according to the New York Times to more than 39,000 just five years ago.

Experience Counts

As a founding member of GunDocx Lawyers, the Voeller Law Firm is uniquely qualified to guide you through a gun trust. We will carefully navigate the process of putting pen to paper so you can eventually pass on a firearm with careful planning and consideration and avoid stiff penalties and fines.

Our San Antonio-based attorneys will develop a gun trust that allows for owning and transferring firearms in a way that will ensure you or your loved ones don’t end up inadvertently being accused of committing a felony.

By providing gun trusts that are highly recognized and accepted by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), we are able to provide a fast and streamlined method to owning National Firearms Act (NFA) regulated firearms.

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