tsa.jpgLast week, I got an email and spoke to an individual (who was an attorney) who had been incorrectly advised by TSA that it was OK to carry a silencer on a plane. The problem occurred when he tried to follow TSA’s advise. A silencer is defined as a firearm and should not be taken in one’s carry on luggage. Luckily this individual was not charged with a crime and only ended up being inconvenienced and missing his flight.

After contacting the FBI, BATFE, and Dallas police (none of whom had a definitive answer) the Dallas police and DFW police said the suppressor should be turned over to TSA who eventually returned it to the owner.

Others have reported that TSA does not understand that Silencers are firearms and have not allowed them to put them in locked containers as other firearms.

We have also run across a list of some Alaska Class 3 dealers.

Arctic Arms 907-770-7502 Arctic Custom Services 907-376-0703 Arms and Equipment 907-479-4867 B&B Firearms 907-333-9461 R&M Sporting Goods 907-357-9711

If you are a Class 3 dealer or know of other Alaska Class 3 dealers let us know.

This years annual machine gun shoot was May 29-30 at Riverside Park Campground and Range in Anderson AK. The Alaska machine Gun Association’s website gives information on their machine gun shoots.

If you have checked on an Alaska NFA Gun Trust in the past and were unhappy about the price, we have some good news. We have a new attorney that we are working with ( not new to the practice of law, but new to our network) and he is offering some very competitive prices on the NFA trust ( as much as 1/2 off the previous lawyers pricing). If you are interested in an Alaska Gun Trust Contact Us to find out more and begin the process.

The dishonorable discharge is based on a general court-martial conviction. This means the conviction is a felony, regardless of what the underlying offense may have been. The convicted felon is banned from possessing a firearm including Title II Firearms (a Silencer, SBR, SBS, AOW, or Machine Gun).

A person who is convicted of a crime that is punishable by imprisonment for more than one year ( including a dishonorable discharge) is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Under 18 U.S.C. 922(g), a felon who is found guilty of gun possession may serve up to 10 years in prison.

If you have been convicted of a felony or a dishonorable discharge, be careful of constructive possession. You could be guilty of being in possession of a firearm if your spouse or another family or household member has a firearm that you “could” access.

Joshua Prince, a Pennsylvania Gun Trust Lawyer®, has an article on his blog talking about using us for Florida Gun Trusts. We also have a network of Gun Trust Lawyer®s in more than 43 states. Mr. Prince is a NFA Firearms owners and really understands the unique issues involved in PA Gun Trusts. If you need help in the state of Pennsylvania, Mr. Prince can provide a PA Gun Trust by email and telephone in a few days and we have heard nothing but praise over his trusts.

If you need help finding an attorney in your state, Contact Us and determine if a gun trust is appropriate for your needs. If so, we can draft the trust under the NFA rules and then have a local attorney or one licensed in your state review and make changes based on your state’s laws and requirements.

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Conne Tampas, in her recent quarterly newsletter talks about providing Gun Trusts and mentions the Gun Trust Lawyer®.com  website as a resource for lawyers and attorneys who are interested in providing NFA Gun Trusts to their clients.

Her newsletter uses some nice technology to provide an online PDF publication that contains great legal information on a variety of topics as well is fun to experience from a technological point of view.

While many lawyers have asked us for a copy of our CLE materials in Audio or Video format, we have been unable to provide the materials as they were not captured.  We are considering creating materials for lawyers who want to learn about creating NFA firearms Trusts for their clients.  In the mean time, feel free to Contact Us using the contact forms on this site and I will send you the written materials I have and answer any questions.

cle.jpgOn Tuesday September 14th, 2010, David Goldman spoke to the Port Charlotte Estate Planning Council in South West Florida. The discussion covered the following topics.

The Background of the NFA 1) What is the NFA and why should I care?

2) What is a NFA Firearms Trust?

Recently we have begun hearing that the ATF is no longer requiring a Schedule A and/or an Assignment of Assets with a Trust. While we have not been able to verify this with ATF at this time, we would still suggest sending in these documents with your trust for approval. Remember that just because ATF approves your trust, they are not stating your trust is valid, only that it meets their limited review of criteria. We have seen many cases where the ATF approves trusts that are not valid and subject the individuals to potential criminal charges, confiscation, and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

There are significant advantages of using an Assignment sheet over a schedule of assets or as some trusts refer to it “a Schedule A”. While most believe that the registration of firearms has been shown to be one of the first steps in the confiscation of firearms by the government, there are many individuals who unknowingly and freely give the ATF a complete list of their firearms by using a Schedule A. An assignment sheet can still transfer assets into a trust, but not create a full list of the assets and become part of the trust document. This additional privacy is an important advantage to using a NFA Gun Trust like we have created. To find out more about Gun Trusts or have your trust reviewed for problems with the NFA contact a Gun Trust Lawyer® by email or call us.

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