Texas NFA Trust
Contact the Attorney Sean Cody if you have a NFA Trust Question:
Be ready for the new ATF rules! The Texas NFA Gun Trust is drafted for the new rules that the Democrats have imposed on Law Abiding Firearms owners!
Sean Cody's Texas NFA Gun Trust is ready for the new rules! Its easy to add and remove trustees and no schedule A!
If you are interested in a NFA Trust and how you can legally purchase NFA regulated items, call me or email me and i will be happy to tailor a trust for your specific needs.
Postal address: 801 Congress, Suite 350, Houston, TX 77002
General Information: TexasTrustLawyer@TexasNFATrust.com
Consult with Attorney Sean Cody for NFA trust: SeanCody@HoustonAttorney.org
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the RIGHT of the People to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed
Firearms enthusiasts and collectors who wish to own a weapons regulated by the National Firearms Act such as suppressors Machineguns, Short Barreled Rifles (SBR), Short Barreled Shotguns (SBS), Any Other Weapons (AOW) or a Destructive Device (DD) may use a trust as the vehicle to obtain these weapons. The Trust is private, simple and very convenient!
Private: The Trust does not require a filing fee, fingerprints or photographs and best of all you do not have to get a signature from your Chief Law enforcement Officer. In fact, many if not the majority of chief law enforcement officers will not sign a form 1 or a form 4. Harris County, Dallas County, Travis County, Bexar County are examples of counties whose CLEOs (Chief Law Enforcement Officers) refuse to sign law abiding citizen's Form 1s and form 4s.
Protection: A trust can be created to protect your family members from inadvertent possession of an item regulated by the NFA that is not registered to them.
The NFA Trust is a trust that is tailored to ensure compliance with the National Firearms Act which regulates weapons that are known as Title II (or class III) firearms and chapter 46 of the Texas Penal Code. Title II (or Class III) weapons are machineguns, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, destructive devices and weapons classified as AOWs (Any Other Weapons).
The weapons regulated by the National firearms act are:
Machine Guns - this includes any firearm which can fire more than 1 cartridge per trigger pull. Both continuous fully-automatic fire and "burst fire" (i.e., firearms with a 3-round burst feature) are considered machine gun features.
Short Barreled Rifles (SBRs) - this category includes any firearm with a buttstock and either a rifled barrel under 16" long or an overall length under 26". The overall length is measured with any folding or collapsing stocks in the extended position. The category also includes firearms which came from the factory with a buttstock that was later removed by a third party.
Short Barreled Shotguns (SBSs) - this category is defined similarly to SBRs, but the length limit for the barrel is 18" instead of 16", and the barrel must be a Smoothbore. The minimum overall length limit remains 26".
Suppressors (aka Silencers) - this includes any portable device designed to muffle or disguise the report of a firearm.
Destructive Devices (DD)- there are two broad classes of destructive devices:
Devices such as Grenades, bombs, explosive Missiles, Poison Gas weapons, and similar items and any non-sporting firearm with a bore over 0.50", such as a 40mm Grenade Launcher often used in conjunction with rifles. (Many firearms with bores over 0.50", such as 12-gauge shotguns, are exempted from the law because they have been determined to have a legitimate sporting use.)
Any Other Weapons (AOWs) - this is a broad "catch-all" category used to regulate any number of firearms which the ATF deems deserving of registration and taxation. Examples include, among others:
Pen guns and Cane guns
Short-barreled firearms with both rifled and smooth bores, etc.
Firearms that can be fired from within a wallet holster or a briefcase
A short-barreled shotgun which came from the factory with a pistol grip is categorized as an AOW rather than a SBS, because the Gun Control Act describes a shotgun as “…designed or redesigned to be fired from the shoulder…”
Handguns with a forward vertical grip. It is illegal to place an aftermarket foregrip on any pistol without first registering it as an AOW and paying the $200.00 "making tax" imposed by the Act.
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