Gun Ownership declined at supreme court

Supreme Court Declines Key Gun Ownership Case

By a 5-3 vote, the Justices reversed course and dismissed the biggest gun rights case since D.C. v. Heller on the grounds that it was moot. New York City had passed an ordinance restricting a gun owner’s ability to transport firearms to a shooting range or second residence which was beyond the city limits. When […]

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COVID-19, Gun Rights, and Gun Trusts

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, discussion is moving from health and safety to political and economic rights. In March 2020, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered firearms dealers, ammunition dealers, and other providers to close. He issued that order despite a contrary directive from Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva. Initially, Villanueva issued a similar […]

41P and Gun trust

Two Years After 41F, Are Gun Trusts Still Worth It?

In the waning days of the Obama administration, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed a controversial rule with a long-winded title. Rule 41F, or “The Machine Guns, Destructive Devices and Certain Other Firearms; Background Checks for Responsible Persons of a gun Trust or Legal Entity with Respect to Making or Transferring a Firearm” rule, made gun […]

New Gun Trust Rules – 41F

As many of you are aware, there are new procedures for submitting Form 1 and Form 4 applications as of July 15, 2016. Now that the dust settled we can discuss exactly what those new procedures are for our gun trust clients. I cannot speak for trusts drafted by other law firms so this post […]