March 2010 Archives: NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog  

March 2010 Archives

March 18, 2010

BATFE Engraving Requirements for Short-Barreled Rifle or Shotgun (SBS/SBR)


ATF 5300.4 in 27 CFR 479.102 (page 92) describes what is necessary to engrave on a SBR or SBS when one is manufacturing. This is not necessary if you purchase one that is already manufactured as it will have been done for you.
1) On the Frame or Receiver the Serial number;
2) on the frame, receiver, or barrel the following additional information;
   A)The model;
   B)The caliber or gage;
   C)Your name or name of the Trust in the case of a Trust (no abbreviations are permitted for the Trust name);
   D)The city and state (you can abbreviate the state with the official 2 digit state code)

The above mentioned information must be engraved, casted, stamped (impressing) or otherwise conspicuously placed or caused to be engraved, cast, stamped (impressed) or placed to a minimum depth of .003 inch and in a print size of the Serial number shall be no smaller than 1/16 inch.

March 16, 2010

How to deal with NFA and Non NFA Firearms in a Will

Recently I was asked by one of the attorneys I work with about provisions for a will to deal with the NFA firearms that an individual owns outside of their trust. I wrote something on this topic which can be found on my Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog in an article How to deal with NFA and Non NFA Firearms in a Will

March 8, 2010

Gun Trust Lawyer® sponsors 13th Annual National Firearms Law Seminar

lawseminar.jpgThe NRA foundation is having the 13th Annual National Firearms Law Seminar in Charlotte NC Friday may 14, 2010.

The Topics to be covered are

  • McDonald v. Chicago: From Heller to Chicagoland: Incorporation of the 2nd Amendment

  • Future Areas of Litigation

  • "Presumptively Lawful" Restrictions after Heller & McDonald

  • Concealed Carry Licenses & Licenses Required to Possess or Acquire a Firearm

  • Self-Defense Laws and Cases

  • International Arms Control Treaties and Agreements

  • Federal Laws Governing Firearms Possession

  • Domestic Protective Order and Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Convictions

  • The Restoration of Rights after Prohibition

  • NFA Trusts and Major Provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA)

  • Representing the Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL)

  • The Application of Environmental Case Law to Managing Outdoor Shooting Ranges

  • Mental Health Prohibitions and Processes: An Area of Growing Concern for Veterans

For more information on this seminar please visit the NRA Foundation Law Seminar Website

March 2, 2010

McDonald v. Chicago Oral Arguments heard by Supreme Court Today

Some are calling McDonald v. Chicago - Heller for the rest of us.

A few minutes ago, at 10 AM EST the Supreme Court of the United States began hearing the oral arguments in McDonald v. Chicago, a major Second Amendment case that is expected to determine if states and cities must comply with the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.