Pennsylvania Gun Trust Law
What is a Gun Trust? A gun trust allows the legal acquisition of items regulated under the National Firearms Act. Gun Trusts help individuals carry out their Second Amendment rights to ownership of these items. We can assist individuals with the creation of Gun Trusts to ensure the legal ownership and safe distribution of weapons in Pennsylvania. Without the help of an attorney in the creation of a Gun Trust, the acquisition of these weapons is often performed illegally. Illegal acquisition of these weapons can result in fines and imprisonment. Always use an attorney to assist in the formation of a Gun Trust.
The National Firearms Act restricts several types of Class 3 items that can be purchased, sold, and transferred within the United States.
Our attorneys can help you understand the complexities of gun statutes in Pennsylvania including:
· Regulation, Manufacture, and Distribution: 18 PA.C.S. §6120
· Possession, Use, and Transfer: 18 PA.C.S. §6103
· Pennsylvania Uniform Firearm Acts: PA UFA §§6101-6127
Pennsylvania statutes allow ownership of the following items that are regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA):
· Machine Guns
· Destructive Devices (DD) (except bombs)
· Short Barreled Shotguns (SBS)
· Short Barreled Rifles (SBR)
· Any Other Weapons (AOW)
Items regulated by the NFA require the formation of a “Gun Trust” for legal ownership in Pennsylvania.
How It Works
Simply fill out our questionnaire (link) and we will begin working on your gun trust right away.
title must include the wording “NFA Firearm Trust” but
other than that there are no limitations. For example
“(Your name) NFA Firearm Trust”
name or Co-Trustee names:
We recommend a husband and wife be initial co-trustees
(if applicable). At a later date the trustee can add
additional co-trustees without any recording
formalities. We provide all the forms to add additional
· Successor Trustees: In the event the trustee(s) dies, he can add a successor trustee with the initial paperwork. Instead of adding all of his children initially, simply choosing one child as a successor trustee is preferred (you can add successors more later).
We provide the following
documents after registering your NFA Firearms Trust:
· The Trust Document (with Schedule “A”)
· Certification of Trust
· Bank Instruction Letter
· Appointment of Co-Trustee
· Resignation of Co-Trustee
· Bill of Sale
· Instructions for the Distribution of Personal Property
· Transfer instructions
These documents are essential to having a legitimate and efficient Gun Trust. If you have any questions about the registration process do not hesitate to contact our attorneys.