A gun trust is a great way to ensure that your guns are inherited and passed to designated individuals. Gun Trusts must be drafted to ensure that they comply with the National Firearms Act (NFA). Weapons covered under the National Firearms Act include suppressors and silencers, destructive devices, short-barreled shotguns, and fully automatic machine guns manufactured prior to 1986 and any other weapon regulated by the NFA.
The probate process is a matter of public record. Gun trusts allow for the transfer of firearms without the probate process. They allow for the transfer of firearms in the event that you become incapacitated or legally deemed incompetent.
Consult an attorney when creating a gun trust. There are many risks in using available forms online. Additionally, a gun trust will need to comply with all state and federal laws. Legal errors of this magnitude can have serious consequences, including jail time and/or severe fines.
The lawyers at King Law can help you plan for what happens after you’re gone, and we’re here to help you get a better sense of where you stand. Your attorney can also answer your questions relating to your trust, such as how additional firearms can be covered by the trust and whether you need to modify your gun trust if you move outside of North Carolina. With offices located across Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, we invite you to come in and talk with one of our attorneys in person during a consultation. Our number is 888-748-KING (5464).