A gun trust can serve as an effective means for allowing the transfer and possession of Class 3 (Title II) firearms such as machine guns, short-barreled guns and suppressors. A gun trust can also be used as a vehicle to transfer firearms during the probate process.
However, there are many complex aspects of gun trust laws that have the potential to expose gun owners, gun dealers and corporate entities to criminal prosecution. For example, gun trusts are state-specific. To be valid in Oregon, it must comply with Oregon law. However, some gun dealers may use generic gun trust forms that may not be valid in Oregon.
Before you act to create an Oregon gun trust, you should consult with an experienced attorney. To learn more about gun trusts and how Short Law Group can help you, call 503-747-7198.
Committed to the Preservation of Gun Rights
Short Law Group, with offices in Portland and Salem, conducts an active gun rights practice. We regularly defend licensed firearms dealers, individuals and other parties accused of weapons violations. We also educate our clients concerning compliance issues.
Short Law Group can:
- Create a gun trust that is customized to meet your needs
- Draft a standard gun trust form for use by Oregon gun dealers
- Advise gun dealers on their rights and responsibilities regarding gun trusts — and how to avoid legal risks
- Defend you in court if you are charged with violating the Gun Control Act of 1968, Firearm Owners' Protection Act and other gun laws
Accidental transfer or constructive possession of a Title II weapon can result in a 10-year prison sentence and up to $250,000 in fines.
How to Choose a Gun Trust Lawyer
Any licensed lawyer in Oregon can create a gun trust. But will the party you choose understand all aspects of this legal vehicle? Does he or she have what it takes to create a legally valid gun trust?
At Short Law Group, we have both comprehensive knowledge of federal and state gun laws and extensive criminal law experience. Our attorneys have years of experience handling gun crime cases, both as prosecutors and private defense attorneys, and a strong commitment to the Second Amendment and the protection of gun rights.
Short Law Group will fight for you.
Free Consultation — Contact Our Firm
To schedule a free consultation about a gun trust or gun rights issue, call Short Law Group at 503-747-7198 or send us an email. We advise and represent people in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro and elsewhere in Oregon.
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