What is a NFA Gun Trust?

A gun trust is a legal trust that is used in the United States to register NFA firearms with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The ownership of NFA firearms is heavily regulated in the United States, and a gun trust is used to eliminate some of the red tape to acquire NFA firearms.


North Carolina Man Arrested After Assuming Constitution Applied In New York

VERONA, N.Y. -- A North Carolina man visiting relatives in New York was charged with illegally possessing a handgun in Verona, state police said.

Bobby J. Campbell, 34, of Carrboro, North Carolina was charged after a state trooper pulled him over for speeding Saturday afternoon.

Trooper Joseph Leworthy stopped Campbell in a 1999 Ford pickup truck around 12:40 p.m. on state Route 365 in the town of Verona, police said.


Is Gun Control a Matter of ‘Public Health’? Gun Sales Climb While Firearms-Related Homicide Fall

Framing gun control in terms that invoke medicine, emergency services and public health isn’t just dishonest; it’s ineffective.

That’s why Congress severed gun control program funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s budget in 1997. And it’s why one veteran of that process is now warning against efforts to bring it back.

Timothy Wheeler, M.D., one of three physicians whose 1996 congressional testimony helped end the CDC’s use of federal funds to conduct gun control outreach, warned in a column Monday that Democrats have designs on reviving the practice.

That’s a terrible idea, Wheeler wrote at The Hill. ” [In the 1990s] Congress in fact simply directed the CDC to stop promoting gun control,” he recalled. “To reasonable minds this is not at all controversial. Congress should ignore the tricksters and continue holding the CDC to its mission of objective research, not pushing for gun control.”


North Carolina Gun Trust & Self Defense Answers at the Salisbury Gun and Knife Show - Dec 5th - 6th, 2015

Meet North Carolina gun trust attorney James B. Wilson at The Salisbury Gun and Knife Show will be held on Dec 5th - 6th, 2015 in Salisbury, North Carolina. This Salisbury gun show is held at Rowan County Fairgrounds and hosted by Salisbury Gun & Knife Show of North Carolina. Ask attorney James B. Wilson NFA Gun Trust, Expungement, Permitting, Self-Defense or Castle Doctrine and Gun Rights questions.


GRNC ACTION ALERT: WRAL lies about NFA weapons: Claims BATFE doesn't scrutinize NFA applications!

WRAL TV out of Raleigh will be airing an anti-second amendment hit piece on Monday. The report focuses on NFA trusts that are often created by law-abiding Americans to deal with the onerous process of legally obtaining NFA items including suppressors, short barreled rifles and fully automatic firearms manufactured before 1986.

When called out for their misleading graphic (shown above) WRAL reporter Cullen Browder had the subtitle changed to the only slightly less misleading, "Doesn't Require a Background Check". The piece blatantly lies about the process of establishing an NFA trust, suggesting that ATF Form 4's are not carefully scrutinized by ATF agents prior to approval.

Of course nothing could be further from the truth. NFA trusts are carefully reviewed by ATF and typically require 6 to 9 months of investigation prior to approval. WRAL also misleads in saying local law enforcement is not involved in approving Form 4 applications. In North Carolina, every Form 4 submitted by an individual must be approved by the sheriff of the county that the responsible person resides in. If an NFA regulated item is being purchased by a Trust then the Trust and all Trustees are still closely scrutinized by the BATFE before approval and issuance of the Tax Stamp for each.

Local attorney and expert on NFA trust issues, Drew Dempster, was interviewed for the report by WRAL and misrepresented. The following is a quote from Mr. Dempster in the comments section of WRAL's Facebook page (Click Here) about how WRAL has dishonestly cast the issue:


Get North Carolina NFA Gun Trust Info at the Raleigh Gun Show! November 22nd & 23rd!

If you are interested in a NFA Trust or Gun Trust, James Barrett Wilson and Associates will be at the Raleigh Gun Show this weekend. Come to the State Fairgrounds at the Jim Graham Building. The show will start at 9am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday. If you are in the area come by our table for a free consultation on any 2nd Amendment related issue and information on a North Carolina gun trust in Raleigh, Wake County and surrounding RDU areas.


North Carolina Estate Planning: NFA Gun Trusts!

Eighty percent of people who fill in blank forms to create legal documents of any kind do so incorrectly. Are you going to beat the odds?  Are you willing to take the risks?

James Barrett Wilson, Jr., is a 2nd Amendment attorney practicing in North Carolina for over 20 years.  He has completed hundreds of National Firearms Act Trusts, and has the experience in drafting NFA Gun Trusts for your estate planning needs.  Do not risk your firearms collection investment to inadequate and insufficient Do-It-Yourself form legal documents.


Repent Arms Machine Gun Shoot in Gold Hill, NC on Nov. 14th!

Have you ever wanted to shoot a real machine gun? This is your opportunity and may be the last one this year! Repent Arms will have 20+ different machine guns for your opportunity to shoot "Full Auto". The shoot will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Gold Hill, NC. They will provide drinks and snacks, and most importantly full auto fun! Address: 12167 Old Mine Road Gold Hill, NC 28071. Please call to reserve your spot, they fill up quickly.


Bring Your Gun Trust Questions to the Hickory, NC Gun Show! October 31st thru Nov 1st!

James B. Wilson will be at the Hickory, NC Gun Show this weekend to answer any NFA Gun Trust, Expungement, Permitting, Self-Defense or Castle Doctrine and Gun Rights questions in North Carolina. The show from 9am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday. See the map below for easy directions. Hope to see you there!


North Carolina Gun Owner: The Everywoman Next Door

I’m the protective mom in the car pool line in front of you wanting to carry in our schools to protect students and staff.

I’m the observant woman pumping gas next to you at Kwik Trip who scans the parking lot continuously.

I’m the friendly lady behind you in line at the grocery store, diligently surveying the entrance.



Your North Carolina Gun Trust: What You May Not Know and Why Getting it Done Right is Absolutely Crucial!

Saving a Few Bucks Can Cost a Fortune - Do-It-Yourself or DIY gun trusts, copying a trust agreement or discount NFA trusts may put yourself and loved ones in enormous jeopardy. In a worst case scenario, you could be arrested and charged with illegal possession of Title II firearms. Defects in bargain NFA trusts can also be costly- fines up to $250,000 per violation and imprisonment up to 10 years. Last but not least, you become a felon and suffer forfeiture of all your firearms. Why chance it? A highly experienced and specialized North Carolina NFA Trust attorney is imperative.
CLEO Sign Off Not Required – The ATF requirement that individuals obtain the signature of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) of the city in which you live, on Form 4, Machine gun/suppressor transfer documents, does not apply to gun trusts. No CLEO signature is required on ATF Form 4 transfers to a gun trust. Many Police Chiefs and Sheriffs (CLEOs) now refuse to sign. ATF Form 4 transfer forms making acquisition of Title II items difficult. The use of a gun trust to acquire Title II items solves this problem..
No Fingerprint Cards Required – The ATF requirement that an individual supply two sets of fingerprint cards with every Form 4 transfer does not apply to transfers to a gun trust.
No Photographs Required – The ATF requirement that an individual supply two photographs with every Form 4 transfer does not apply to transfers to a gun trust.
Continuity, Breadth and Mutuality of Possession – A properly drafted gun trust can allow various persons to possess and use NFA Title II firearms owned by the trust. Several trustees with authority to possess the trust’s NFA Title II weapons can be designated. ATF regulations for individuals limit the possession of NFA Title II firearms to the registered owner only. Gun trusts can be drafted to allow various persons to use the trust’s NFA firearms over the years without the need to transfer them upon the death or incapacity of a trustee or beneficiary of the trust. Family members or friends can be designated as authorized “users” of trust Title II firearms. Nevertheless, when the trust terminates, its property must be distributed to the beneficiaries and a transfer tax paid on each NFA item.
Confidentiality – When a gun trust purchases a Title II firearm, it must submit a copy of the trust to the ATF with the Form 4. The NFA gun trust is otherwise confidential. It is not filed of record and, other than NFA firearms purchased by the trust which must be registered with the ATF, its assets are confidential and need not be disclosed.
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