The Second Amendment guarantees our right to bear arms. With great firepower, however, come great responsibilities. This is where our services aim to help.
2ATrusts.com is your trusted provider of DIY NFA gun trust templates. We provide gun trust templates designed to get easy approval, as well as to help you own and manage all firearms with as little difficulty as possible.
Aiming for Responsible Gun Ownership
Our gun trusts allow prospective buyers of weapons classified under the National Firearms Act (NFA) to legally share the use of such weapons with their friends and family. In short, we make it easy for you to register and own NFA guns.
The NFA firearms trusts we draft allow you to legally acquire, possess, and share machine guns, short-barreled rifles (SBRs) short-barreled shotguns (SBSs), AOWs (Any Other Weapon, usually things like pen guns and cane guns), and silencers.
Our team has extensive experience in drafting Class 3 weapon gun trusts, making sure you get to bear such firearms legally and with as little inconvenience and trouble as possible. You can be sure the templates are created by a highly-experienced attorney specializing in NFA gun trusts. We make sure your trust meets more than just the minimum requirements of the NFA and the ATF.
On our website, you’ll find helpful guidance and instruction about everything concerning your gun trust application, including the ATF Rule 41F.
What makes our trusts different is that ours are comprehensive. From purchase and registration, to sharing and succession, we work to make sure your firearms are legally documented and are in full compliance of all related firearm laws and regulations, and estate law (remember, a gun trust is first and foremost an estate plan for your weapons).
The Basics on an NFA Firearms Trust
While the right to bear arms has been a founding principle of our democracy since the Revolutionary War, the process of obtaining and owning any type of firearm has not always been so clear-cut. The National Firearms Act (NFA) regulates the sale, use, possession, and transfer of a variety of firearms (called Title II, and sometimes referred to as Class 3 weapons), including:
- Machine guns
- Short-barreled shotguns or rifles
- Explosive ordnances
- AOWs (“any other weapon”), which can include disguised or improvised firearms like pen guns and cane guns
These firearms are legal to own in many states (though not every state), but if you plan to purchase one you still must comply with regulations on a federal level. Besides individuals, business entities and trusts can purchase NFA firearms in states where they are permitted, but in order to do so legally, you must go through an application process with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and pay any and all required fees or taxes.
The Benefit of an NFA Gun Trust
There are definite advantages to using an NFA gun trust versus purchasing the firearms as an individual or using a traditional trust. Gun trusts help ensure that you are in compliance with all federal and state gun control laws, and reduce any potential risks that you might face in possessing Title II weapons. Violating federal NFA gun ownership regulations is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, so it’s worthwhile to protect your firearms and control the inheritance of these firearms in the most inexpensive, safe, and lawful way.
Avoiding Violations of the Law
Even with your permission, it is unlawful for anyone besides you to possess your NFA firearms, but there are circumstances in which you might like to allow someone to use or store your guns without putting yourself or that person at risk of being charged with a felony. Whether it’s temporarily storing guns while you are away, leaving them in a friend’s car by mistake, or letting someone else fire them at a gun range, these actions are risky and could lead to you or that person incurring huge fines and even possible jail time.
By forming an NFA firearms trust you can designate co-trustees or others who can legally possess and handle the firearms without additional forms, fees, trusts, and legal hassle.
Protecting Gun Inheritances
There are many legal matters to attend to after the passing of a loved one
, and during this time event legally-owned Title II firearms
may not be handled properly. For example, guns might be mistakenly given to someone who is not allowed to own an NFA Title II firearm, or sent to an heir who lives in a state where these firearms are banned. In other cases the inheritance of the guns is simply not handled in the way that the deceased would prefer.
If the original owner of the NFA firearms is incapacitated or dies, the transfer of those firearms could put beneficiaries at risk of paying fines and serving prison time for violating the NFA. Rather than worrying about the fate of your NFA firearms when you are gone, you can set up a trust for Class 3 weapons so they are passed to the appropriate beneficiary in a safe and legal way, avoiding any serious mistakes.
Create Your NFA Gun Trust Today
The process of creating an NFA gun trust starts with getting the right legal help, or the best template if you prefer to do it on your own. Check out the gun trust templates available at 2A Trusts today to protect your firearms collection today.Submit an intake form and start your trust today!