What is a Gun Trust? Davidson Law Group Explains

Gun trusts provide gun owners who wish to pass on their properties an easy way to do so without the hassle and interference of strict government regulations. The primary benefit to these trusts is that they allow gun owners to possess firearms that would otherwise require criminal background checks or approval from law enforcement, such as fully-automatic machine guns, silencers, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled or sawed-off shotguns, grenades, and more.

If you have firearms that you would like to keep in the family, perhaps an extensive gun collection or just a few treasured items, you will want to meet with an experienced estate attorney who knows how to handle such cases. Among its many services, Davidson Law Group also works with gun trusts, ensuring that your prized possessions remain protected and in the family.

How a Gun Trust Works

Establishing a gun trust can itself be a hassle. You will have to meet with an estate attorney who is knowledgeable about these trusts who will be able to hook you up with the proper paperwork and documentation. Your estate attorney should also be able to provide some insights into what you can expect from the process.

Once you’ve established a gun trust, you’ve effectively created a new legal entity. You are not technically the owner of whatever firearms may be involved. Rather, you are considered the “trustee” in possession of the firearms to be distributed upon your passing to the “beneficiaries” of your trust, whoever they may be.

When you establish a gun trust with the Davidson Law Group, we make the process as smooth as possible. We’ve been handling these kinds of trusts for some time, and we’re dedicated to serving the people of the Fort Worth area.

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Benefits of a Gun Trust

Gun trusts pose numerous benefits to gun owners who are interested in expanding their firearm collections or who want to be able to pass on their collections to others. Here are some of them:

  • Individuals receiving firearms through gun trusts do not have to provide fingerprints to the BATF.
  • The signature of a Chief Law Enforcement Officer, which is very difficult to come by in some states, is not required.
  • Because the trust has already been established, no filing fees will be charged to further recipients of the firearm(s).
  • If you name multiple trustees for your gun trust, then all of those trustees are able to be in possession of the firearms. You can add or delete trustees at any time.

As you can see, the benefits of a gun trust are significant. And these are only a handful of them! If you’re interested in what else a gun trust can offer you, set up a consultation with the Davidson Law Group and we will be happy to discuss them with you further.

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Gun Trusts with Davidson Law Group

Because state and federal laws can complicate your ability to establish a gun trust on your own, it’s smart to undergo the process with the help of an estate attorney. Davidson Law Group is a firm dedicated to estate planning, which includes the establishment of gun trusts. These trusts help you keep your firearms in the family for generations to come. When you’re ready to secure your legacy, call the Davidson Law Group in Fort Worth, Allen, or Tyler for a free consultation.