San Angelo Firearms Trust Attorney
Create a Gun Trust Today – Call (325) 600-4319
A trust is a legal entity that allows third parties, often known as trustees,
to hold and manage property on behalf of beneficiaries. Trusts are oftentimes
used as an estate planning tool or as a means of preserving a person’s
assets for future generations. Trusts can be specially designed to hold
the ownership of firearms, known as “gun trusts.” Gun trusts
can be used to handle the transfer of ownership of firearms to a person’s
beneficiaries upon the owner’s death, thereby protecting surviving
family members from accidentally violating the law. Additionally, gun
trusts can be used to help individuals acquire certain weapons, weapon
accessories, and weapon attachments that are ordinarily subject to heavy
state and federal regulations.
At Smith Rose Finley, our highly-trained San Angelo gun trust lawyers are
intimately familiar with the processes of creating and maintaining firearms
trusts. With more than 65 years or dedicated legal experience, we can
help you create a gun trust that not only respects your rights as a gun
owner, but ensures you and your family can legally enjoy using your firearms
for generations to come.
Contact our office online
to discuss your specific needs with our attorneys today.
What Are the Benefits of a Gun Trust?
Under the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934 and Title II of the Gun Control
Act of 1968, Class 3 firearms such as machine guns, short-barreled shotguns
and rifles, suppressors, grenades, and other types of destructive devices
may only be possessed by a registered owner. Applying to become an owner
of a Class 3 firearm can be an extremely laborious and complex endeavor,
requiring the submitting of fingerprints, photos, and acquiring a signature
from a county chief law enforcement officer (CLO) – many of whom
now refuse to sign. Transferring ownership of a Class 3 firearm can be
just as complex, requiring a person to pay expensive transfer taxes and
file transfer forms.
A gun trust can allow a person to cut through the red tape, as the firearm
would be registered to the trust itself, not the individual owner. The
gun trust’s owner can then name however many trustees and beneficiaries
as they desire, all of trustees will then have the right to possess or
use the firearms.
A firearm trust can provide the following benefits:
- No CLE sign off required
- No fingerprints required
- No photographs required
- Completely confidential
- Easy transfer of ownership
- No need for probate
Protect Your Second Amendment Rights
At Smith Rose Finley, our firearms trust lawyer,
Attorney James C. Skinner, has helped countless clients throughout San Angelo and the surrounding
areas acquire and transfer their firearms without the need for government
or court involvement. Whether you are looking to purchase a Class 3 firearm
or simply looking to ensure your beneficiaries legally receive your firearms
upon your passing, our attorneys can walk you step-by-step through the
associated legal channels with ease. You have a constitutional right to
own and bear arms – let us help ensure that right is asserted!
To take the first step towards creating a gun trust of your own, call (325)