The NY times has become smart to NFA trusts, calling them "gun trusts," labeling them as loopholes, and treating them as the next best way for criminals to get guns, or something like that - I don't even know any more. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/us/in-gun-trusts-a-legal-loophole-for-restricted-firearms.html Notice how the article is framed as if NFA trusts are underhanded ways of eluding background checks. The article conveniently overlooks the fact that NFA trusts are most often coupled to purchases that include intensive background check activity by the ATF. Does the media want to make it impossible for individuals to own NFA items by eliminating the ability to form NFA trusts? If they manage to make semi-automatic firearms an NFA item, for example, they may couple this with extensive legal wrangling that would purposefully prevent individuals from creating the NFA trusts necessary to own them. Very crooked.