Estate Planning

Florida Gun Trusts

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Owning and eventually passing on a firearm as an heirloom must be done with careful planning and consideration. Most federal and state gun laws carry stiff penalties on the improper possession or transfer of a firearm. If not done correctly, transferring a firearm to an heir could result in a fine of up to $250,000 or 10 years in prison. Having a Florida gun trust in place sets forth the rules for owning and transferring firearms that will ensure you or your loved ones don’t end up inadvertently committing a felony and paying high fines in Florida.


The potential benefits provided by a Florida gun trust include privacy, probate avoidance, simplification in the acquisition of regulated firearms, and avoidance of annual state registration fees. In addition, a gun trust can help avoid accidental felonies when others use or are instructed to transfer a firearm as a sale, gift, or bequest. A gun trust in Duval County ensures the responsible transfer of weapons (even Class I weapons such as handguns, rifles, and shotguns) at your death or if you become incapacitated.

Our estate planning law group is here to help you and your loved ones understand estate planning, elder law, post-death administration, and business planning in Duval County, Florida. If you’re interested in learning more about our legal services from our experienced Jacksonville, Florida estate planning attorneys, please don’t hesitate to contact us by booking a call today.

Some Additional Resources

The following resources are provided by the Florida Bar as Consumer Information Pamphlets.


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