Anyone ever set up a gun trust?

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180asBreath
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Anyone ever set up a gun trust?

Postby 180asBreath » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:08 pm

I was wondering if anyone has ever done one. I have a family member in Texas who needs help setting one up, and I wanted to hear others' experiences.

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Re: Anyone ever set up a gun trust?

Postby Nebby » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:52 am

Christopher J. Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer who embarked on a weeklong assault on law enforcement officers this month that ended with his death on Feb. 12, said in a rambling 11,000-word manifesto that he had used a gun trust to buy silencers and a short-barreled rifle from a gun store in Nevada without a background check.

Referring to a computer program available from the personal finance software company Quicken, Mr. Dorner wrote, “I was able to use a trust account that I created on quicken will maker and a $10 notary charge at a mailbox etc. to obtain them legally.”


Here's more info on setting one up.

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Re: Anyone ever set up a gun trust?

Postby BVest » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:13 pm

CounselorNebby wrote:
Christopher J. Dorner, the former Los Angeles police officer who embarked on a weeklong assault on law enforcement officers this month that ended with his death on Feb. 12, said in a rambling 11,000-word manifesto that he had used a gun trust to buy silencers and a short-barreled rifle from a gun store in Nevada without a background check.

Referring to a computer program available from the personal finance software company Quicken, Mr. Dorner wrote, “I was able to use a trust account that I created on quicken will maker and a $10 notary charge at a mailbox etc. to obtain them legally.”


Here's more info on setting one up.


Way to be a complete asshat.

Texas Bar has had a number of CLEs on gun trusts in recent years. They tend to occur about once a year. http://www.texasbarcle.com/

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Re: Anyone ever set up a gun trust?

Postby ScottRiqui » Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:20 pm

If you do Google around, the term you probably want is "NFA trust". Be aware that the rules are changing in the next year or so, and a signature from a Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) will be required to set up an NFA trust. So if you're in a county where the CLEO isn't NFA-friendly, there may be no good options for purchasing NFA weapons, either individually on a Form 1 or Form 4, or via a trust.




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