Risks of Gun Ownership Without a Gun Trust

Gun owners may put themselves and their family at risk of a felony if they do not use a gun trust. Simply sharing regulated NFA firearms with family or friends could be a felony. It’s not worth the risk!

The transfer of NFA weapon possession or control, even temporarily, is considered a felony because of complicated federal legislation. This is true even if there is no intent to commit a crime. These are often called “accidental felonies.”

Gun Felony Penalties:

  • Up to 10 years in prison
  • Fines up to $250,000
  • Loss of gun rights

A properly drafted gun trust provides gun owners peace of mind when sharing firearms and leaving collections to their loved ones.

Dangers of DIY Gun Trusts

Protect the people who are most important to you with a valid gun trust from the Southern Law Group. Avoid free, “bargain” or DIY gun trusts downloaded from the internet or acquired at a local gun shop. Free trusts, DIY trusts, online trusts, and any conventional living trust are risky when it comes to firearms management. Most, if not all, of these trusts mention nothing about compliance with gun laws, which is what individuals need to protect themselves and loved ones.

Gun Trust Review

If one has an existing gun trust they are concerned about, a simple review by a gun trust attorney can help identify any issues. For firearms owners without a trust, consulting with a lawyer can help identify the ideal type of gun trust. Learn more about preparing for a consultation with a gun trust attorney.