The Second Amendment Foundation today won a significant victory for concealed carry when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a December ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that forces Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law, thus affirming that the right to bear arms exists outside the home.
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Lawyers in other states are always asking where they can learn about NFA Trusts and Gun Trusts. Here is an opportunity to learn about advanced planning with gun trusts for your clients.

I have been asked by the American Bar Association to present a CLE which will be available to lawyers and non-lawyers on the use of Gun Trusts to protect firearms from changes in future legislation. For those who are not familiar it was the ABA Journal that wrote an article on my a few years ago about the creation of a new area of legal practice dealing with Gun Trusts The print version of the article was In Goldmans Guns Trust and an online version is available under Florida lawyer Fashions Gun Trust (And Niche Practice).

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Thumbnail image for 50calsilencer.jpgWhile in most states, it is illegal to hunt with a Silencer, in the following states it is legal to hunt with a silencer. Remember these laws change frequently, so please verify this with your state prior to hunting with a silencer.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas Colorado Georgia ( as of 7/1/14)

Wile many of our past Presidents have strongly supported our 2nd Amendment rights, our current President seems to want to restrict our rights. In honor of those who value our 2nd Amendment rights we are offering the following special.

If you are one of the many responsible gun owners who are interested in creating a Gun Trust to help protect and manage your firearms. We have created easy to use online system that creates a valid multi state Gun Trust for all of your guns, magazines, and firearms accessories. This NFA Gun Trust is also designed to purchase and manage Title II firearms that are sold by Class 3 dealers. In most states you will no longer need your CLEO to agree to let you exercise your rights to own NFA firearms.

This special anywhere from 1/2 to 1/3 off of the normal price of the Gun Trust with legal support. This special is for the Online Gun Trust and comes with very detailed instructions and examples including hyper-links to sample ATF Forms including Form 4, Form 1 and Form 20 which are used to purchase, make, and transport Title II firearms (Those restricted by the NFA). This Trust form can deal with people who live in multiple states and allow you to add additional authorized users to protect your family and friends from issues of constructive possession.

Occasionally we receive a call from a client stating that their bank does not open accounts for trusts. If you are having a problem, you might contact the following banks that do accept trust accounts. A word to the wise, I would not mention guns or firearms when talking with a bank as many will not open accounts for gun related issues.

Ally Bank

They do both revocable trusts and Irrevocable trusts.

The 133rd Federal Congress is being bombarded with Firearms Legislation. (No pun intended)
One of the latest is Senate Bill 150 by none other than Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA)

The Firearms Policy Coalition has provided a nice summary of the 120+ bill that would almost restrict every firearm other than a revolver. I am sure that restriction will come in a second bill.

Summary: S. 150, among other things, would ban the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of:

  • All semiautomatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one “feature” (i.e., pistol grip; forward grip; folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; barrel shroud; or threaded barrel);
  • All semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one “feature” (i.e., threaded barrel; second pistol grip; barrel shroud; capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip) or that are the semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm);
  • All semiautomatic rifles and handguns that have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rim fire ammunition;
  • All semiautomatic shotguns that have a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; pistol grip; fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds; ability to accept a detachable magazine; forward grip; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; or shotguns with a revolving cylinder;
  • All ammunition feeding devices (means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device) capable of accepting more than 10 rounds; and
  • Over 100 specifically named firearms.

Unlike the 1994 assault weapons ban, Senate bill 150 does not include a sunset possession that allowed the original federal ban to expire. The bill also requires a background check on all sales or transfers of grandfathered firearms; prohibits the sale or transfer of large-capacity ammunition feeding devices lawfully possessed on the date of enactment of the bill; allows state and local governments to use federal funding to buyback grandfathered assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices; imposes a safe storage requirement for grandfathered firearms; and requires that assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices manufactured after the date of the bill’s enactment be engraved with the serial number and date of manufacture of the weapon. Assault weapons used by military, law enforcement, and retired law enforcement; antique weapons, and firearms manually operated by a bolt, pump, lever or slide action are exempted from S. 150.

If you do not have your guns and magazines in a Gun Trust, now is the time to get them in a trust. Also if you plan on buying threaded barrels now is the time to do that also, even if you build them up later. Ammo will come back down, but you may not have the opportunity to use a silencer if you can’t purchase a threaded barrel.

There are a few organizations you can join to help fight overreaching gun legislation. By visiting the webpage you can help support the following gun rights organizations. I recently joined all of them and would encourage as many of you as possible to join 1 or more.

Federal – Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) +$15.00
Federal – Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)+$15.00
CA – The Calguns Foundation (CGF) +$15.00
CA – California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (Cal-FFL) +$15.00
MA – Commonwealth Second Amendment (Comm2A) +$15.00
FL – Florida Carry, Inc. (FCI) +$15.00
HI – Hawaii Defense Foundation (HDF) +$15.00
IL – Illinois Carry (IC) +$15.00
NJ – New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) +$15.00
TX – Lone Star Shooting Association (LSSA) +$15.00
WV – West Virginia Citizens Defense League (WVCDL) +$15.00

Continue reading to see the other 26 firearms bills which have been introduced in the last few days.
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Here are several of the “Executive Actions” that may be a cause for concern that I received from the CCRKBA:

1. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. –

This would make everyone’s medical records available for the background check system. They could say if you are taking a certain type of medicine you are not able to purchase a gun.

President Obama is speaking about Guns at this time 12 PM and he is making many executive orders as well as calling on Congress to pass legislation on the following.
1) universal background check for purchases from dealers or individuals 2) restore bank on military style assault weapons 3) ban on magazines > 10 rounds 4) help law enforcement, make laws and punish those who buy guns for others.
5) more cops back on the job and streets
No word yet on existing items that are already owned unlike the gun laws signed into effect in NY yesterday.

Today, the President is announcing that he and the Administration will:
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As Obama was running for President he claims he will not take our guns away. Now it seems that the only way we may be able to protect our guns against future legislation he will likely sign may be to put our guns in a Gun Trust.

Thanks to the JFPO for bringing this video to our attention. Perhaps it’s not what he says but what he obviously doesn’t say. Obama said nothing about high-capacity magazines, semi-auto pistols, nor semi-auto guns like the AR15. I am sure he will find a way to reconcile his words with his actions.

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