Gun Trusts?  In Idaho, Who Needs Them?

Gun Trusts?  In Idaho, Who Needs Them?

Gun trusts are a very good idea for a few gun owners.

For most people who own firearms, they are not necessary.

Here’s the dividing line:  People who own firearms that are subject to special federal registrations and restrictions, a gun trust is needed.

But most people who own weapons do not own any of those requiring such federal registration.

Here are the types of firearms & materials that the federal government controls:

  • Sawed-off rifles and shotguns
  • Full automatic weapons (multiple shots fired by a single trigger pull)
  • Explosive devices and materials
  • Silencer/Suppressors.


That’s it.  Everyone else can relax.  No gun trust required.


Author: Barry Peters. For additional easy-to-understand information on Wills, Trusts, and Probate, call attorney Barry Peters’ offices at (208) 939-2600 for your expedited appointment for a FREE OFFICE CONSULTATION or visit his Q & A pages at As always, your total satisfaction is guaranteed by Barry Peters, Attorney at Law, where all clients receive individual attention to the details of their unique circumstances.

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