- National Firearms Act (NFA) Trusts
- Firearms Law, Sales, and Manufacturing
Are cheap NFA trusts available from online databases or gun sellers good enough?
Absolutely not. First, the National Firearms Act has changed significantly over the last few years. Your NFA trust must be up to date on the law. Second, online or seller-based trusts are full of holes. I personally have never seen one example of an on-line or seller-based trust that would hold up in court. In fact, most of them puts the owner at significant risk of accidentally breaking the law. Third, online trusts are intended to be cookie cutter documents that are not tailored to you at all. To protect you, your NFA trust must be tailored to your specific personal situation, family situation, local law, and future. Cutting corners to save a few bucks can put you and your family under significant liability.
Can’t I just use get the NFA item in my name without a trust?
Probably, but if you ever are incapacitated or no longer alive, your heirs will likely be faced with felony charges for possessing an NFA item without a federal tax stamp.
I only have standard firearms, why do I need a will or trust to deal with them when I die?
Because the state has strict laws on who may or may not possess/own/use a firearm. If your will devises them to minors or persons under the age of 21, or if you die without a will and they pass to those persons intestate, they could face felony charges for possessing a firearm illegally.