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How Do You Transfer a Gun to a Trust Under OR SB941?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by jimboshooter, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. jimboshooter

    jimboshooter West Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    I have been reading OR SB 941 looking for answers on how you transfer a gun you purchased thru an FFL to a gun trust after the law goes into effect. Maybe I am a ding dong, but I cannot seem to find where the law covers this.

    Any insight from anyone who has looked into this?
     
  2. Jabba

    Jabba Oregon Member

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    Since you can't do a background check on a trust, I don't think it would apply. I believe the language of the law refers to a "person" as the "transferee" or person who receives the firearm. Ask a lawyer though, just to be safe.
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Trustor, or other named person connected to the trust will be filling out the 4473 when you pick up the firearm at the FFL's, just like when you pick up a suppressor.
     
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  4. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Where are the Trust forms located within NWF? I can not seem to find these? Do the firearms listed in the trust become registered with the ATF or similar agency?
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    SilencerCo has an online trust that you can buy.
    There was a revokable gun trust on here that a member had posted, but it's been removed for some reason.
    You have a schedule "A" in your revokable gun trust where you list all of the items.
    The only gun trust items that the ATF would know about are what you have listed in the schedule A when you apply for a Form 1 or Form 4 item.
    If you are only using the gun trust for inheritance purposes, the ATF isn't involved.
     
  6. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Having recently spoke to a lawyer regarding this very topic, I'll pass this along. You will want to verify by speaking with your own lawyer of course.

    NFA items behave the same way the did prior to SB941.

    Non-NFA items still require a background check for every transfer as it doesn't recognize Trusts in the new bill. So putting non-NFA firearms in a Trust no longer help you, if someone else than the owner wants to use it, you still have to perform the background check.

    Yes, this really screwed up some things I was doing during my Will and Trust planning.
     
  7. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    NFA means?
     
  8. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    NFA = National Firearms Act.
    Basically, Fully-Auto, Suppressors, Short Barrel Shotguns, and AOW (Any Other Weapons).

    Things that require ATF Tax Stamps.
     
  9. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    So. if you have a nice size collection what is the benefit to a trust? Especially, if you would like to lawfully avoid any gov't agency from having a list of your collection. I'd have to look closely at SB 941 to see what would have to be done with the collection to a direct inheritance to your children.
    I just looked closely at SB 941 and my impression was that it may be best to give the firearms to a family member providing they are not a prohibited person before you pass. If the firearms are in the will and you pass then the will executor would have to follow SB 941. I'd have to look closely at this last item under sb 941 if the family member is a non-prohibited person.
     
  10. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Where can one find info on the various trusts designed for firearms?
     
  11. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The way I read it, 941 exempts transfers due to death, or transfers to the immediate family
     
  12. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Do you have the citation reference on this issue? Thanks!
     
  13. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    So anytime I buy a firearm post-941 I will use trust paperwork? From that point forward..

    Or are you saying personal firearm trusts post-941 are invalid?
     
  14. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The text of the law:

    https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB941/Introduced

    There is also a section in the law about a temporary transfer for hunting, target shooting and self-defense protection in the case of threat.

    When in doubt, read the law.
     
  15. Jabba

    Jabba Oregon Member

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    If you're worried about what happens when you're dead, the trust should function the same, as the only penalty in 941 is on the seller or previous owner, not the buyer or receiver of the firearm. They can't get you in the grave!