Did you know that in many cases, firearms may not be smoothly transferred to the next generation after the owner has passed on? And that even a firearm collection that has been in your family for generations may be at risk?
Many estate plans don’t specifically plan for the transfer of firearms, some of which require the approval of the federal government to transfer. Even worse, without the proper legal mechanisms in place, your loved ones or friends could commit an “accidental felony” simply by coming into contact with certain firearms. This is especially true for class 3 firearms and destructive devices. The penalties for owning one without the proper paperwork could land people in serious trouble with the law.
At the Law Offices of John Mangan, P.A., we can help you to evaluate your options regarding gun trusts and create a plan so that your treasured firearms are passed as smoothly as possible to your beneficiaries. And then we’ll work with your beneficiaries to help them to navigate a proper transfer. By placing your firearms in a gun trust, you may be able to avoid the consequences of possessing an NFA firearm without legal consequences.
If you own NFA firearms (“Class 3”) and want to see them passed safely on to your spouse, kids, grandkids, or other beneficiaries, we can help. Please contact us today to learn more!