Firearms Law/Gun Trusts/NFA

Texas Gun Law Attorney

Whether you own a single weapon for home defense or you own a Federal Firearms License, or FFL, a thorough understanding of the various state and federal gun laws in the United States is essential. At Hersom Law Firm we represent individuals and companies in Montgomery County & Harris County Texas on gun related legal issues.

The National Firearms Act

The National Firearms Act, or NFA, is a federal law that covers the taxation and registration of firearms in the United States. Anyone who purchases, sells, trades, or otherwise transfers firearms in the U.S. must comply with the NFA or face serious civil and/or criminal penalties. An experienced Texas gun law attorney from the Hersom Law Firm can help you navigate the NFA to ensure compliance.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Just as the NFA serves as the federal body of law that regulates sales and transfers of firearms, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or BATFE, is the federal agency that enforces those regulations. If you regularly sell, purchase, or trade firearms there is a good chance you will come into contact with officers from the BATFE at some point. If that occurs, you should consult with a Texas gun law attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.

Passing on Your Firearms – The Gun Trust

People often fail to recognize the legal problems that frequently arise upon the death of a gun owner. Simply gifting your firearm collection to someone in your Last Will and Testament isn’t sufficient to protect either your collection or the beneficiary. A violation of the NFA can occur unintentionally and put both your firearms and your intended beneficiary at risk. A gun trust may be the solution. The Montgomery County & Harris County attorney at the Hersom Law Firm understands the issues faced by gun owners and can help you develop an estate planning strategy that will protect both your firearms and your loved ones.