The Legal Guide to NFA Firearms and Gun Trusts: Keeping Safe at the Range and in the Courtroom: The Definitive Guide to Forming and Operating a Gun Trust for Gun Owners and Their Advisors

The Legal Guide to NFA Firearms and Gun Trusts: Keeping Safe at the Range and in the Courtroom: The Definitive Guide to Forming and Operating a Gun Trust for Gun Owners and Their Advisors

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This book organizes, explains and analyzes the many laws and best practices in order to ensure that the reader can properly establish and maintain gun trusts and other entities and arrangements to comply with current federal law, and has been written to be understood by both experienced lawyers and gun owners who may not be familiar with legal terminology and arrangements. It can be used as a guide for lawyers who are fluent in trusts, but not gun law, and to provide basic and practical information and guidance for lawyers who are fluent in gun law but do not have special expertise in trust and estate law, with specific information that a trustee or any advisor to a trustee of a gun trust would need to know.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999137840
Publisher: Haddon Hall Publishing Llp
Publication date: 12/05/2016
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 480,079
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Sean Healy, Esquire is an attorney in private practice. He is the General Counsel for the Texas State Rifle Association, a member of the American Arbitration Association's Panel of Mediators, and an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and AAA. His law practice focuses on business law, civil litigation, family law, representation of property owners' associations, and firearms and aviation matters.

Sean is a concealed handgun instructor and an NRA-Certified Instructor and Training Counselor, with certifications in Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun; Muzzleloading Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun; Metallic Cartridge Reloading and Shotshell Reloading; Home Firearms Safety; and Personal Protection in the Home. He is a Chief Range Safety Officer and a nationally-trained instructor trainer for Texas 4-H Shooting Sports. He is also qualified as a force-on-force instructor.

He testified before a Senate committee as the expert witness for NRA and TSRA regarding House Bill 823, the predecessor to the Motorist Protection Act. He now serves as Election Volunteer Coordinator for the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, covering Texas Congressional District 1. He has given numerous speeches, continuing legal education presentations to judges and lawyers, and televised interviews on firearms matters and other subjects, including an extensive interview that aired on CNN.

Sean is a life member of the National Rifle Association and Second Amendment Foundation. He served for eighteen years on the East Texas Friends of NRA Committee. He also served on the Friends of NRA State Fund Committee for North Texas for thirteen years. Sean has participated in over 150 firearms competitions, including matches organized by the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), and Steel Challenge Association. He is also a private pilot and a Panel Attorney for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

Sean received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communications Studies from the University of Kansas, where he was a Summerfield/Watkins Berger Scholar and a National Merit Finalist. He then received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.

Alan S. Gassman, J.D., LL.M., is a Florida Board Certified Wills, Trusts, and Estates lawyer who practices in Clearwater, FL with the law firm of Gassman, Crotty & Denicolo, P.A. Each year, he publishes numerous articles in publications such as BNA Tax & Accounting, Estate Planning magazine, Trusts and Estates and The Thursday Report. In 2016, he is launching The Alan Gassman Channel of InterActive Legal, which provides digital access to a number of his books, planning forms, client explanatory documentation, and charts. In 2016, he will also be moderating a new webinar series for Bloomberg BNA on Creative and Practical Planning that will feature many of the leading thinkers in the legal professional community. Alan has authored a number of books, including The Florida Advisor's Guide to Counseling Same Sex Couples and The Florida Legal Guide for Same Sex Couples, which are available on He received his J.D. degree and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida. Alan is married to Marcia Gassman.

Jonathan Blattmachr, J.D. is known by many as "the number one estate planner in the United States" and is a Principal of both InterActive Legal and Pioneer Wealth Partners, a boutique advisory firm dedicated to developing and implementing innovative wealth and income and gift and estate tax planning strategies on behalf of high net worth individuals and families. He is Director of Estate Planning for the Alaska Trust Company and co-developer of Wealth Transfer Planning, a computerized system for lawyers offering document assembly for Wills and other document and specific client advice using artificial intelligence. He has over 35 years of experience in trusts and estates law, and is a member of the Alaska, California and New York Bars.

Jonathan has been recognized as one of the country's most creative trusts and estates lawyers. He writes and lectures extensively on estate and trust taxation and charitable giving and has authored or co- authored seven books and over 500 articles on estate planning topics.

Jonathan graduated from Columbia University School of Law cum laude, where he was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and received his Bachelors degree from Bucknell University, majoring in mathematics. He served in the US Army for about two years during 1970-72, reaching the rank of captain, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Introduction

Definitions Used in Chapter 2

Chapter 2 - Gun Safety and Title II Firearms

Definitions Used in Chapter 3

Chapter 3 - Overview of Federal Gun Control Laws

Definitions Used in Chapter 4

Chapter 4 - Acquiring and Making Title II Firearms

Definitions Used in Chapter 5

Chapter 5 - State Gun Laws

Definitions Used in Chapter 6

Chapter 6 - Ownership of Title II Firearms Outside of a Gun Trust

Definitions Used in Chapter 7

Chapter 7 - Gun Trusts

Definitions Used in Chapter 8

Chapter 8 - What Do Trustees (and Other Non-Lawyers) Need to Know?

Definitions Used in Chapter 9

Chapter 9 - How to Complete ATF Forms

Definitions Used in Chapter 10

Chapter 10 - Probate Issues with Firearms (Including Title II Firearms)

Definitions Used in Chapter 11

Chapter 11 - Electronic Filing

Definitions Used in Chapter 12

Chapter 12 - Proposed Regulation 41P

Definitions Used in Chapter 13

Chapter 13 - Possible Changes in the Law


Table of Contents

Appendix 1 - Glossary

Appendix 2 - ATF Form 4

Appendix 3 - ATF Form 1

Appendix 4 - ATF Form 5

Appendix 5 - ATF Form 20

Appendix 6 - ATF Form 3

Appendix 7 - ATF Form 5330.20

Appendix 8 - NFA Trust Checklist

Appendix 9 - Letter to Client Explaining NFA Trusts

Appendix 10 - Frequently Asked Questions

Appendix 11 - Proposed Regulation 41P

Appendix 12 - ATF Contact Information

About the Authors


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