Gun Trusts: Inheriting Firearms

The NYT has this interesting article about gun trusts. A gun trust allows an individual to buy or give certain firearms or paraphernalia ┬áto the next generation. Gun trusts aren’t widely used for most common firearms (antiques, pistols, revolvers, rifles, or shotguns), but are a useful tool for more exotic firearms and accessories (machine guns, silencers, and other items). As the article notes, they’re a perfectly legal, if mostly unknown, way to buy, own, or pass on firearms.

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