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One of the main reasons my clients want to establish a solid trust based estate plan is to avoid probate. Probate can be expensive, take many months to years to complete, and end up disclosing your estate assets in the public record. Let me share with you a story that might “light a fire” under you if you haven’t already created a Gun Trust for your firearms. I’ve changed the names to protect the people in the story but their situation isn’t unlike that of many others…maybe even you! George and Sylvia had an estate plan [more]
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the recent “Restraining Gun Laws” being considered in a number of states, including New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, California, and perhaps Massachusetts. California’s law went into effect on January 1st of this year. The strong support of the law comes after a study by Jeffrey Swanson, a psychiatry professor at Duke University’s School of Medicine and nine other researchers conducted a study that showed in one state, Connecticut, gun removals from high-risk people may have prevented up to 100 suicides. You can read [more]
We have been seeing a variety of states incorporating laws that significantly impact “Possession and Transfer” laws for gun owners. And the trend seems to be continuing with Maine being added to the list of those making significant changes. In a recent article, “Bloomberg Tries to Buy Gun Control in Maine,” they talk about the upcoming changes that can affect residents of Maine. While we may not be living in Maine, it is important for all gun owners, regardless of where they live, to understand how other states are enacting laws affecting their ownership of firearms. It gives us both [more]
Is Gun Control Really What Keeps Americans up at Night…Not Really
Gun control is a hot topic one day and not the next and then it is hot again…it’s seems like it is always under discussion from one side of the fence or the other. It is certainly a hot topic for the news media, who are constantly looking for any controversial story to try and capture an elusive audience. But with political groups, news media, talk show hosts, morning shows, blogs, magazines, and a host of other groups, is it really what Americans are worried about? Apparently NOT, at least if you listen to one of the largest [more]
The discussions and debates have officially started as of January 4th 2016. Both sides of the issue of gun control will be going at it for some time to come…at least the 180 days until it is enacted into law, barring some other modifications. But as a personal gun owner, there are some very specific things you should keep in mind as these discussions, interpretations, and laws progress along. As with anything that initially comes out, there is a time of “digestion” to figure out what exactly is the law trying to say and what it really means. It’s the [more]
If there is one area of the law where there are buckets full of numbers it’s in the area of Gun Law. Everyone has a number for something related to firearms…regardless of which side of the fence you might sit on when it comes to firearms and gun control. The gun control advocates can put together statistics that prove their point in just about every situation. The same can be said for those who want less gun control and favor maintaining their 2nd Amendment rights. Regardless of which side of the argument you might be on, someone always [more]