Saturday, January 19, 2013
Trusts For Gun Owners
January 19th is Gun Appreciation Day– an appropriate occasion to wonder whether gun trusts will increase along with gun ownership.
Gun sales have surged recently. Many buyers reportedly want to add to their collections before a feared government crackdown on sales of semi-automatic weaponry. Others are most likely speculators, looking to flip guns rather than houses.
Thus far, gun trusts have been used to facilitate and share ownership of special types of firearms – including machine guns and sawed-off shotguns – that have been taxed and regulated since the days of Al Capone. Will gun trusts proliferate in response to new restrictions?