Can I form a Gun Trust if I am 18, 19, or 20?

January 11, 2014
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We often get questions from people who are 18 and want to know if they can form a Gun Trust?

The good news is that you can form a gun trust at the age of 18 with a Gun Trust Lawyer®. If you are going to purchase NFA firearms or pistols, you must be at least 21 years to purchase from a dealer. If you purchase NFA firearm from an individual you only need to be 18.

You only need to be 18 to be in possession of a NFA Firearm and other trustees who are on your trust who are over the age of 21 may purchase NFA firearms on behalf of the trust.

You need to be careful about the straw purchase requirements which would prohibit adding someone who is over 21 only to purchase the firearms. You can add someone for other reasons who is over 21 like a parent or sibling that you go shooting with and once they are a co-trustee or trustee on your gun trust, they can make purchases that you might not be able to make as an 18 - 20-year-old.

If you need help structuring a gun trust to meet your desired goals and deal with your specific circumstances, call us or use the contact us form on the right and we will send you information on forming a gun trust with one of the more than 200 Gun Trust Lawyers® we work with around the US.