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Amendment to the "Lifetime Beneficiaries"

provisions in our trusts 


As of early 2019, the ATF has re-interpretted the "Lifetime Beneficiaries" provisions in our trusts and determined that successor trustees and family members named in the trust are somehow "Responsible Persons," which would require those individuals to complete ATF form 23 and submit photographs and fingerprints each time you make or buy NFA firearms.  ATF has approved our trust, with this language, tens of thousands of times before, including after the passage of 41F, yet it somehow has just now made this determination.  We vehemently disagree with this new interpretation, however, ATF is unwilling to budge on their new-found interpretation that lifetime beneficiaries are somehow Responsible Persons, despite the fact they don't fit the legal definition in our opinion.  As such, we have prepared a free amendment for our clients who do not wish to have those individuals provide fingerprints or photographs when they submit new forms 1 and 4 to the ATF.  To get your free amendment, click below.  You should choose the "Individual Trust Amendment" if you checked the 'single' box when you originally purchased your gun trust.  You should choose the "Married Trust Amendment" if you checked the 'married' box when you originally purchased your gun trust.  If you are not sure which box you checks, please look at your trust and count how many "settlors" or "grantors" are included on the very top of the first page of the trust agreement.







How to execute your new Trust Amendment:

1.  Print.

2.  On page one, at the top in the black space labeled "original date of trust), list the original date of your gun trust.  Don't guess - check in your original trust to be sure.

3.  On page one, at the top in the black space labeled "trust name", list your full trust name, including the word "trust."  Don't guess - check in your original trust to be sure.

4.  On page two, near the middle, print and sign your name (and your spouse if you have the married trust amendment) in the presence of a notary public.  Do NOT sign this outside the presence of the notary.

5.  On page two, near the bottom, have the notary complete the notary block, including filling in the county, date, and your name.  



How to use your new Trust Amendment:

1.  After the Amendment is fully executed (signed and notarized), we highly recommend scanning a copy and keeping it with a scanned copy of your gun trust.  It's wise to make a photo copy and keep it with your original gun trust as well.

2.  Include a copy of the Amendment with your gun trust each and every time you make an application (both forms 1 and 4) to ATF.  



Do you want to make other amendments to your trust, such as changing or adding trustees or beneficiaries?

If so, we are offering a special limited-time deal - you can make all such amendments by completing restating your trust for only $50.  A restatement is just a big amendment that replaces all of the terms of the trust, except the original name and date.  This leaves your existing NFA firearms unaffected, but allows you to make changes and to get all of the latest and greatest changes to our trust.  If you want to restate your existing trust, please contact us via email at info@azgunlaw.com for a special promo code.  This offer is ONLY available for existing customers who got their trust through AZGunLaw.com.  The promo code will allow you to restate your trust with the same trust version (Speeding Bullet Gun Trust versus Rapid Fire Gun Trust) that you currently have, but of course, has all of your changes and all of the current legalese updates.