How Do I Select a Gun Trust And Firearms Attorney In Florida ?

What Is A Gun Trust Florida FL

Alex Kincaid Gun Enthusiast Before choosing a gun trust or firearms attorney in Florida, clients should question their potential attorney about the attorney’s prior experience with gun laws.

At a minimum, they should ask the following questions:

 

1) Where did you learn about the gun laws?
2) Do you have any gun-related criminal law background?
3) Have you written any articles or taught gun law classes?
4) What estate or business gun-law related issues have you resolved for your former clients?

If your estate or business involves firearms in Florida, make sure your attorney is well-versed in both state and federal gun laws. After all, there are thousands of gun laws on the books, and without some prior experience, you should question the attorney’s ability to protect you. Remember, each attorney’s particular knowledge and experience that they can offer to their clients is different, and not all gun trusts are created equal.

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Gun Trust In Florida For Firearms That Are Subject To The National Firearms Act

Alex Kincaid Gun Trust InformationGun owners in Florida who are considering adding an NFA firearm (firearms subject to the National Firearms Act) to their collection should consider creating a gun trust before they make the acquisition.

The most popular NFA firearms in Florida are suppressors, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and fully automatic firearms. The National Firearms Act was passed by Congress in 1934. The NFA imposed a special tax on NFA firearms, and restricts the possession and transfer of NFA firearms to the person who has paid the tax. If you are considering acquiring or building an NFA firearm, you need to know the laws that pertain to these special firearms. Readers are encouraged to read Alexandria Kincaid’s book, “Infringed” to more fully understand the laws, including the NFA, and avoid committing an accidental felony.

What Special Laws Apply to NFA Firearms In Florida ?

The National Firearms Act (NFA) regulates the possession, use, and transfer of several different types of firearms in Florida. These firearms are commonly referred to as “Title II” firearms and include machine guns, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, suppressors, destructive devices, and “any other weapons” (AOWs). State laws may also further restrict the possession and use of these weapons. In many states, it is legal to own and use
suppressors, destructive devices, and AOWs as long as the NFA regulations are followed.

Gun owners in Florida wishing to acquire Title II firearms can do so by registering the firearm in their own name or in the name of an entity. If you choose to acquire the NFA firearm in your own name, you must submit fingerprints, a photograph, pay a $200 application fee/tax, and obtain the signature of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) in the jurisdiction where you live. In some cities and counties, the CLEO signature is very hard, if not impossible, to obtain.

The Best Way To Own Title II Firearms In Florida

Even when you can obtain the CLEO signature, individual ownership is not the best way to own Title II firearms in Florida. Only the individual in whose name the firearm is registered will be entitled to possess the NFA firearms. Leaving these firearms accessible to other people living in your home can be a crime.

As a result of the drawbacks of individual ownership, combined with the CLEO non-participation in the application process, many gun owners in Florida have resorted to forming an entity to purchase and hold Title II firearms. There are several advantages to using an entity to purchase and hold NFA items:

• No fingerprints are required.
• No photographs are required.
• No CLEO signature is required.
• In contrast to individual ownership, multiple people may possess the firearms.

The question then becomes which type of entity is best to hold Title II firearms In Florida. The answer is usually a firearms trust

Business entities such as corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) in Florida can be used to obtain Title IIAlex Kincaid Get Your Gun Trust firearms. The problem with these entities is that they all require fees and a public record with the state. You must pay an initial fee to form the entity and in many states, a yearly fee to maintain it. Further, these types of entities are designed to earn money rather than to hold, share, and distribute firearms.

Business entities in region~ rarely address what will happen to the firearm when the creator of the entity becomes incapacitated or dies. Despite these drawbacks, some gun owners choose to use a business entity due to the ability to obtain asset protection of the firearms with such an entity. When gun owners create an LLC to hold firearms, the LLC is still often combined with a gun trust, so the gun owner receives the best of both worlds: asset protection and estate planning combined.

Gun Trust In Florida Can Be Kept Private

In contrast, a trust does not require any fees with the state and can be kept private. Because trusts in Florida are primarily an estate-planning tool, they are designed to hold, share, and distribute assets. A proper gun trust will address what happens to the firearms when the creator of the trust becomes incapacitated or dies. While a person could use a free trust provided by a gun shop (which is the “unauthorized practice of law”) or downloads one from a discount online source, these products do not protect a person’s family and friends adequately.

A proper firearms trust is designed for owning, sharing, and eventually distributing firearms, ammunition, and accessories.

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Florida, The Florida state constitution states: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law.”    

A recent report from ABC News that in Florida, where there are more concealed weapons permits than anywhere else in the country, violent crime has dropped to the lowest point in Florida’s history, One prominent Florida 2nd amendment supporter was quoted as saying; “We’re happy to have facts and statistics put into these debates, because every time they do, we win,”.

Firearm related violent crimes in Florida have dropped by one-third in just four years, 2007 to 2011, while concealed carry permits jumped by over 90% percent in that period. Further, violent crime of any kind dropped almost as much, 26% percent. There were naysayers, but their voices are becoming muted as more and more states have adopted “shall-issue” carry laws and have seen their own crime rates drop as well. This rings very true in a quote by Robert A. Heinlein who wrote: "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life".

This fits very well with Florida’s state constitution that has provisions specific to firearms that state: Article 1, Section 8. The legislature of the State of Florida, in a declaration of policy incorporated in its “Weapons and Firearms” statute, recognizes that adult citizens of the state retain their constitutional right to keep and bear firearms for hunting and sporting activities and for defense of self, family, home, and business and as collectibles.

Florida’s state constitution in regards to firearms is one of the broadest in scope in protecting its citizen’s rights to possess and bear arms in the defense of ones person, home, and property.  Florida was in recent years criticized for its liberal concealed Carry Laws and as time went on has now become lauded as the one of the leaders for other states to follow.

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Florida,  When Florida passed the first “shall-issue” law requiring authorities to issue concealed weapons permits to qualified citizens upon request in 1987, almost every critic warned that the Sunshine State would soon become the “Gunshine” State, with predictions of differences being settled by gun fights in the streets, and it would send crime rates soaring. The exact opposite has happened. All violent crimes are down by more than 26%, and homicide rates in Florida have dropped faster than the national average. No other state has had such a dramatic decrease.

There are now more than ONE MILLION concealed carry permit holders in Florida, many of whom have had their permits for many years. Across the country, approximately 40 other states have joined Florida in its decision to allow “shall-issue” permits to its citizens; the number of permit holders has reached nearly eight million, and is still climbing.  Support for a once-controversial view by recent studies showing that there is a direct correlation in declines in violent crime vs. the number of concealed carry permit holders is growing, even by liberals as they can’t fight the facts or the math….The truth is in the numbers. (Wonder why this is not being reported by the liberal media?)

Florida has reciprocity agreements with 34 other states allowing each other’s citizens to carry their concealed weapons in each other’s state. Florida has on the books already some very good laws pertaining to guns, who can own them, and the procedure which is: “Upon visiting a firearms dealer to buy a gun, you will be subject to a background check with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. After the background check has been completed and you have been approved, you can then purchase a gun; however, there will be a 72-hour waiting period before you are allowed to take the gun home if you are purchasing a handgun.” This procedure is fair and makes good sense and it is the same as in several other states.

Yet there are those that try and do anything they can to change good laws into bad ideas, such as: one Florida Democrat who want it so that if anyone who tries to buy ammunition will have to first complete an anger management program.  Florida state Sen. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) introduced a bill which stipulates ammunition purchasers must go through a three-day waiting period to buy any ammo if they have not completed anger management courses. The bill would mandate that ammo buyers take the anger management course every 10 years. (She must be talking to her liberal friends in California.)

To keep up on the latest political news on gun rights and those that are trying to take your rights away see our reports on our website US Precision Defense.  

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