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Estate Planning for Guns: Gun Trusts Offer Solution for Both Owners and Survivors Alike

January 21, 2014

Federal and state rules and regulations governing the use and transfer of firearms are complex. As a result, many gun owners and their families may inadvertently find themselves in the midst of legal trouble as a result of possession and transfer attempts. Enter the gun trust, which is custom-designed to allow owners to share and pass down firearms to designated beneficiaries without breaking the law. In addition, gun trusts can avoid the standard transfer requirements that must otherwise be satisfied upon an owner’s death and can allow multiple people to possess and use a firearm owned by the trust. If you are interested in learning more about gun trusts and how they are rapidly becoming the preferred solution for private firearms ownership, contact Attorney Bridget Erwin today.