Category Archives: NFA Trusts

The ATF has finally posted updated guidance on 41F

We have been waiting for final guidance and approved forms from the ATF on the 41F implementation for some time and they have finally posted an update on their website which includes links to the new forms. Much of what they … Continue reading

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Understanding 41P / 41F

The other shoe has finally dropped … As many have been predicting since the action date was moved to January last month, yesterday the Attorney General signed a final version of 41P (now known as 41F). The final rule, which … Continue reading

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What’s going on with 41p now?

UPDATE:  The final rule has been released ————————————————— Since the comment period for 41p ended on December 9th, 2013, we have been waiting to see how the ATF would respond to the record breaking number of comments they received, which … Continue reading

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Completing a Form 4 after your gun rights have been restored

A number of my clients who have succeeded in having their gun rights restored have since made full use of their restored rights. They have successfully purchased one or more Title I firearms, applied for a concealed carry permit, and are now ready to add … Continue reading

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The ATF has pushed the date for 41P back yet again

Not a single day goes by without someone asking me about ‘ATF banning the use of trusts.‘ I long ago started translating those words in my mind to ‘Please explain the details of 41p and regulatory rulemaking to me.‘ So … Continue reading

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Is a background check required when picking up NFA items from a dealer for a trust?

Over the last two days I have been asked this question multiple times.  It seems that there is a great deal of confusion over this issue among both NFA owners and dealers. However, I do not say this to disparage … Continue reading

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What are the requirements for engraving an item you are building on a Form 1?

This is one of those questions that gets asked over and over again and I should have written about it long before now. But today I correct that omission. Let’s walk through this in 10 easy steps. 1)  When you build an … Continue reading

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Trust names must be exact when completing ATF forms

A flustered client called me earlier today from the parking lot of his local gun dealer / range with a rather startling question. He wanted to know whether it was acceptable to change the name of his trust on a … Continue reading

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We have an eForms update

For some time now the ATF has been hinting that they would have an important update concerning eForms 3 and 4 at the 2015 Shot Show. Many optimists had hoped that the ATF might be ready to announce that these … Continue reading

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The ATF has issued an open letter on the stabilizing brace issue

Update:  The ATF has reversed their position once again.  See my March 21, 2017 update for the latest news. ……… Based upon a flurry of questions from friends and clients, on December 28th of last year I wrote an article entitled … Continue reading

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