Gun Trusts - Firearm Succession Planning

Your Comprehensive Resource for Firearms Succession Planning

If you’re a firearm owner, you’re likely familiar with the concept of Gun Trusts. However, did you know that beyond a Gun Trust, you can also establish a Gun LLC or Gun LLP? Your concern about the future destination of your firearms is valid, and at EQUES®, we create customized succession plans to address your unique needs, ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Why Consider a Gun Trust, LLC, or LLP?

Avoid Government Entanglement: The landscape of firearm regulations, such as Rule 41F, is constantly evolving. To safeguard your firearms from improper transfer or potential confiscation, a well-constructed Gun Trust with a carefully designed reasonable party clause is crucial.

Maintain Privacy: Without proper life planning, your assets become public record during Probate Court proceedings. However, a thoughtfully designed succession plan ensures that the public never gains access to information about your firearms collection.


Bypass Probate Hassles: Gun Trusts not only keep your assets private but also help you avoid the costs, delays, and hassles associated with Probate Court. This is particularly advantageous for the swift and seamless transfer of firearms to responsible parties, allowing your beneficiaries to enjoy your collection without unnecessary delays.

NFA Firearms Compliance: Obtain, possess, and transfer National Firearms Act (NFA) firearms legally by utilizing Gun Trusts. From machine guns to silencers, short-barreled rifles, and more, our trust structures ensure compliance with federal and state laws.

Prevent Unintentional Violations: A Gun Trust provides a legal framework to prevent unintentional violations of federal law. This is especially crucial, as firearms registered to an individual may not be lawfully possessed by someone not named on the registration form.

Flexibility for Multi-Generational Transfer: Gun Trusts allow for the appointment of multiple responsible parties, facilitating the seamless multi-generational transfer and management of firearms. This feature is particularly beneficial for Title II weapons, ensuring legal and compliant transfer over generations.

Protection During Incapacity: In the event of the responsible party or trustee becoming incapacitated, the Gun Trust ensures legal compliance and proper management of firearms.

Red Flag Law Simulation: Gun Trusts can simulate the effect of red flag laws, temporarily disarming owners during periods of potential threat. This aspect can be crucial for ensuring safety during crises and can be customized to adapt to changing state laws.

Estate Planning Essential: Gun Trusts play a vital role in estate planning, especially for owners of large or specialized firearm collections. They provide a structured method for managing and transferring firearms according to the owner’s wishes.

EQUES® Gun Trust Attorney:

General Practice Partner

Robert Barga

Call 1-844-My-EQUES to book a gun trust consultation with Attorney Robert Barga 

Given these numerous benefits, it is imperative to ensure your gun trust is properly drafted and compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.

Contact Robert to discuss your firearm succession. Get the process started by calling 1-844-My-EQUES.

Robert Barga

Robert Barga