You’re a proud supporter of the Second Amendment, and you want to make sure that you’re able to take advantage of that right. If the law changes, you don’t want to have to give up any of the firearms you’ve legally obtained. But, as a gun owner, you also believe that with the right to bear arms comes responsibility, too. If something were to happen to you, you want to make sure that your firearms will be handled conscientiously and according to your wishes.
How can you preserve your Second Amendment rights in the midst of so much political uncertainty surrounding your right to own certain types of firearms? And, how can you make sure your family is protected legally?
You need an NFA Gun Trust.
What is an NFA Gun Trust?
A gun trust in Oklahoma is a unique legal tool in compliance with the National Firearms Act that offers legal protection and greater flexibility for both Title 1 and Title 2 gun owners. A gun trust can help you obtain and keep certain types of firearms that you couldn’t otherwise get legally. And, a gun trust will help you plan for what should happen to your firearms should something happen to you. It’s the smart way to make sure that your family doesn’t have to deal with legal problems surrounding your firearms when you pass away.
Why would you want to create a gun trust?
Purchase the Weapons You Want
A gun trust allows you to legally purchase and own a Title 2 Firearm sold by Class 3 dealers as well as Title 1 firearms with minimal headaches and red tape.
Protect Your Valuable Weapons for Your Heirs
By placing your firearms in trust, you can ensure that your restricted weapons will stay protected and legally transfer to your heirs without the fear of confiscation, destruction, huge taxes or forced sale by the government.
Enjoy Your Weapons Without Fear of Criminal Liability for Yourself or Loved Ones
A gun trust protects you and your loved ones from unintentional criminal liability under federal and state laws that restrict the transport, possession and sale of firearms. By naming trustees, you can legally give authority to people you trust to handle your weapons with minimal government involvement or fear of punishment.
Save Money and Expedite the Purchase or Transfer of Restricted Firearms
With a gun trust in place, you won't have to worry about the Chief Law Enforcement Officer refusing to sign your paperwork because it will bypass this process completely. Transfers are much faster for weapons held in trust. Fees are also significantly lower with a gun trust in Oklahoma.
Protect Your Guns from Future Legislation
Placing your firearms in trust now will protect them from sweeping gun control legislation tomorrow. The provisions in a gun trust can be amended to comply with future laws, keeping your valuable weapons safe and legal. Otherwise, if your weapons are deemed illegal in the future, you will likely lose the opportunity to create a gun trust.
Shield Your Firearms from Future Creditors or Nursing Homes
A gun trust keeps your firearms out of reach of creditors or nursing homes if you run into trouble or need long-term care assistance in the future. A valuable gun collection may also jeopardize your ability to qualify for Medicaid benefits, whereas an Oklahoma gun trust keeps the assets legally out of your name so that you can get the resources and benefits you need. A gun trust also offers protection and keeps your firearms safe in the event of a divorce, bankruptcy or lawsuits...or in the event your heirs face similar issues when they become owners.
Ensure Your Guns are Handled Responsibly and in a Manner You Want
An Oklahoma gun trust conveys the serious nature of gun ownership by allowing you to specify when your beneficiaries can receive your firearms and under what circumstances (i.e. at age 21, if proven responsible enough to handle them as well as conforming with the Oklahoma Self Defense Act). It also allows you to lay out instructions for caring for, and transferring your firearms properly to preserve their value in the event of your death or incapacity.
Buyer Beware! Not All Gun Trusts in Oklahoma are the Same!
The majority of gun trusts found online or in gun stores are ticking time bombs for gun owners. They fail to take into account the complex law of both the state and federal government, offer minimal protection for transfers and cause the gun owner to commit felonies punishable by fines and jail time because the trusts are often invalid for "technical reasons" beyond the gun owner's knowledge. If you have already purchased one of these do-it-yourself gun trusts in Oklahoma, call me to have it reviewed for your protection at no-charge. If you have not taken the leap yet, consider the minimal price difference of working with an NFA Gun Trust lawyer and do it right from the start.
Don't wait to find out how an Oklahoma gun trust can protect your valuable firearms! Set up a gun trust to ensure your enjoyment now and for the benefit of your family when you are gone!
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