Newsletter July 2013

Arnold Law Firm, LLC Newsletter
July 2013

Arnold Law Firm, LLC
Phone: (513) 984-8313
Fax: (513) 984-8480
24 Hour Emergency: (859) 630-9155

As the owner of Arnold Law Firm, LLC, I appreciate the business relationships and friendships that have been developed over the last 20 years of practicing law. From time to time, I’d like to stay in contact with you to let you know new developments in the law, and with Arnold Law Firm, LLC through my Newsletter.

James Arnold
Arnold Law Firm, LLC


Under the National Firearms Act.

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At Arnold Law Firm, LLC we can construct a Gun Trust for you that complies with the National Firearms Act (NFA). The NFA regulates Title II weapons (including grenades, silencers, fully automatic machine guns and other “destructive devices”). Gun Trusts make it possible to bypass fingerprinting and signature requirements for gun purchases. Gun Trusts designate others as authorized users of your weapons. Gun Trusts provide for the tranfer of possession of those weapons in the event of death. Properly constructed Gun Trusts prevent you, your family and friends from violating firearms laws. Gun laws are very specific. There are many different laws between local, state and federal governments. A Gun Trust that complies with all of these laws will ensure that you, and others whom you designate, fully comply. Also, it will ensure that in the event of a future sale or transfer, registered weapons will be legally devisable.

NFA Trusts: Important Considerations

Age Restrictions:

1) Must be over the age of 18 to own or purchase a firearm;

2) Must be over 21 to purchase a hand gun;

Disqualification to Ownership:

3) Fugitive status, current indictment, drug dependency, mental incompetence;

Superseding laws:

4) Federal laws supersede State laws, and State laws supersede local ordinances;

Registration of firearms:

5) All NFA firearms are required to be registered with the Secretary of Treasury;

NFA Firearms include:

6) Machine guns and their parts, Silencers, Short-barreled rifles and shotguns, Destructive Devices (Bazookas, Mortars) and Gadget-type firearms;

What exactly does a Gun Trust do?

7) Creates a legal entity for protection of the trust creator and other beneficiaries;

8) Allows you to legally sell, loan, gift or dispose of NFA firearms (registered firearms only);

9) Acts as a Revocable Living Trust that allows for amendments;

10) Provides control over personal property that may be financially or emotionally valuable; and

11) Acts as a mechanism for “sharing” without violating possession laws.

About Our Law Firm

At Arnold Law Firm LLC, we are representing clients in both Ohio and Kentucky on various matters.

Recently we have added an additional office location in Batavia, Ohio. If you would like to schedule an appointment for that location or at our Loveland-Madeira location, let us know. We also will make arrangements to meet with you in downtown Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky if that is more convenient.

In addition to our DUI and Criminal Defense practice, we have expanded our areas of practice and are currently representing clients in the areas of Domestic Relations, including divorce, dissolution, custody, visitation and child support matters; Juvenile Court, including traffic offenses, criminal, custody, visitation and child support; Debt Relief, including assisting in credit repair, debt negotiations, foreclosure defense and negotiations, and bankruptcy; Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases as well as other areas of law.

Arnold Law Firm, LLC