Gun Trust Rules

Gun Trust Rules

Though most people who own firearms do not need a gun trust, a few do.

The ones that do are the ones that own federally-controlled weapons and materials.  Those are:

  • Sawed-off shotguns (barrel shorter than 18”) and sawed-off rifles (barrel shorter than 16”) or with an overall weapon length of either being less than 26”
  • Fullly-automatic firearms (multiple rounds with single trigger pull)
  • Explosive materials such as hand grenades or dynamite
  • Silencers and suppressors for firearms.


For folks that have any of these firearms or materials, a Gun Trust is an important part of an estate plan.

For those who don’t – those who only have garden variety firearms – a Gun Trust is generally not 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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