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I am a Louisiana-licensed attorney, with part of my practice devoted to helping clients establish NFA Gun Trusts. I found a couple of old threads with questions about suppressors and gun trusts. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, and I will try to answer them for you. In the meantime, here's some basic information:

When purchasing NFA (Class III) items such as suppressors, short-barreled rifles, and machine guns, there are often major legal benefits to creating an NFA Gun Trust, including:

1) No necessity of submitting fingerprints to the ATF;

2) No necessity of submitting a passport photo to the ATF;

3) No necessity of obtaining a signature of approval from your local chief law enforcement officer;

4) Ability to file through the ATF’s online eForms system (Faster turnaround time);

5) Ability to name a pool of possessors (trustees) who may have access to the items;

6) Ability to name beneficiaries, who may receive the items upon your death without burdening them with the necessity and expense of reapplying for the item through the ATF;

7) Confidentiality: No necessity of filing or recording the trust with the state or clerk or court;

8) No ongoing maintenance fees.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Joseph R. Cataldie

Attorney at Law