NFA Firearms Trust

NFA Firearms Trusts are specific types of trusts that deal with the unique issues of owning, transferring, and possessing Title II firearms. Alpine Arms regularly consults with legal teams in Colorado and Florida to provide access to resources for education on trust issues and protection against unintentional violations of the NFA. The Alpine Arms NFA Firearms Trusts forms have been created by attorneys specifically for residents in the State of Colorado; however, we have relationships with lawyers and businesses in many other states that can assist you with you specific needs.  Alpine Arms does not provide legal services or any legal advice, however, we have relationships with attorneys that charge reasonable rates to which we regularly refer clients for trust issues.*
 
NFA TrustNFA (Title II) Firearms are guns and other items regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA). These firearms or weapons are commonly referred to as "Class 3" items, referring to the class of Federal Firearms License (FFL) a dealer must hold to sell or transfer these items. The NFA regulates the sale, use, possession, and transfer of machine guns, short-barreled shotguns and rifles (SBS and SBR), silencers, destructive devices, and any other weapon (AOW - any firearm that is not explicitly addressed by the NFA such as cane guns and pen guns and including, but not limited to, firearms such as smooth bore pistols and revolvers that fire shotgun shells and have barrels less than 18 inches long).

Federal and State laws regulate items that fall under the NFA. In most states, some or all of these items are legal to own. Individuals, business entities, and trusts are permitted to purchase NFA firearms, if allowed by state law. To obtain permission to make, transfer, or own these items, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE or ATF) requires completion of a Form 1 or Form 4, along with payment up to $200 for a tax stamp.

While a traditional trust can be used to purchase NFA firearms, there are many problems with using a traditional trust, which is why Alpine Arms and its attorneys recommend the use of a NFA Firearms Trust.  Additionally, the trusts are often preferred by those attempting to the limit the effect of future legislative and transfer tax risks associated with NFA firearms ownership.
 
The process of creating a NFA Firearms Trust is a personal "get to know you" process. Once the trust documents are created by the attorneys to include your information, we like to review the materials with you and the attorneys, with your approval of course, in attempt to ensure that the trust has been properly completed and executed. Upon completion of these steps, NFA items can be purchased.
 

*Alpine Arms is not a law firm and its employees are not authorized to practice law in the State of Colorado.  The materials and information on this website are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. This information and the materials are intended, but not promised or guaranteed to be current, complete, or up-to-date and should in no way be taken as an indication of future results, including the approval of your trust or issuance of a tax stamp by the BATFE, or compliance with federal or state laws, which are subject to change. This information and any related materials are not offered as and do not constitute legal advice or legal opinions. You should not act or rely on any information contained in this website without first seeking the advice of an attorney.

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