A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
At the Law Office of Mitsy Barajas we understand your right to bear arms, and we can help you navigate the delicate and complicated process of NFA regulations. It is our practice to combine a thorough knowledge of current laws and personal commitment to serve the specialized needs of our clients. To best serve those needs, we now offer NFA Trusts.
If you or someone you know needs the assistance of an NFA Trust Attorney, call The Office of Mitsy Barajas today at (713) 229 - 0224, or fill out the information form and we will contact you directly.
A NFA trust is also known as Gun trust. These types of trusts are specifically tailored to comply with the NFA regulations of Title II items, also known as class 3 weapons. Class 3 firearms or NFA weapons consist of machine guns, sound suppressors, short-barreled shotguns, short-barreled rifles, and other destructive devices. In addition to the filing requirements, the NFA regulations require that an individual wishing to purchase a Class 3 firearm must obtain the signature of a local Chief Law Enforcement Officer [CLEO].
While the application requires that the individual person obtain the CLEO's signature, nothing mandates that a CLEO must sign an application for a NFA firearm. Increasingly, these individuals are elected officials, and obtaining their signature can become a political issue.
A Gun Trust is perhaps the most effective way of getting around this problem. When a trust is created, the weapons are registered to the trust, not to the individual. Additional benefits of using an Gun trust over a corporation, limited liability company (LLC) or even purchasing the items as an individual include:
- No need to file annual statements. No annual franchise taxes.
- An NFA Trust will provide more privacy. In Texas, there is no requirement to register or record a Revocable Trust. Therefore, the contents and terms of the Trust are not public information. Only the ATF will have a record of your firearms.
- With an NFA Trust Multiple individuals can be listed as the trustees, thus allowing more than one person to have legal access to the weapons.
- If the transfer of NFA firearms becomes prohibited, the trust will continue to protect your assets for generations to come.
- Since no fingerprinting requirement exists, the process of acquiring an NFA weapon will be shorter.