No one knows exactly how many firearms are owned by U.S. citizens – a reasonable estimate would put the number around 300 million. Yes, firearms ownership in our country is at an all-time high and is only trending higher due to increased participation in gun collecting and firearms purchases for self-defense and hunting – and don’t forget about all those “doomsday preppers” that are stockpiling weapons for the end of the world.
What happens to guns when their owners die? What many people don’t realize about firearms is that they also pose major legal issues when administering estates. Gun laws in the United States create a complex web of requirements that are rarely considered in the estate administration process…. do you still think it’s legal to sell your Uncle Earl’s shotguns at the estate sale???
In this CLE course, attorney Kim McGhee discusses the legal issues that you must consider when administering an estate with firearms. She mainly addresses the laws regarding the administration of estates with firearms, key considerations regarding possession, transporting & storing firearms, prohibited persons and transferring firearms. She concludes by providing a checklist for administration and further resources. To access the course please click here: How To Administer An Estate Which Owns Firearms.
Additional topics covered in this CLE course:
- The National Firearms Act (NFA)
- The Gun Control Act (GCA)
- The definition of a firearm
- Curios & relics
- Drug-affiliated restrictions
- Mental health
- Noncompliance with transfer requirements
- Private party transactions (PPT)
- Selling/loaning firearms
- Family transfers
- NFA gun trusts
- Locating & identifying firearms
- Background checks on beneficiaries
- The proper certificates
- Gun trusts
Kim McGhee is an experienced attorney in advocating and protecting her clients’ best interests. She possesses a broad range of experience in the areas of estate planning, elder law, retirement planning, banking, real estate and legal ethics. Kim is active in both community and professional organizations and she is a member of the State Bars of California and Nevada, member of the North County Bar Association California Conference of Delegates, Member-At-Large and Chair of the Community Outreach and Fundraising Committees for the San Diego Dementia Consortium and a former Executive Board Member-At-Large of the Clark County Bar Association.
This CLE course is currently offered in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA)
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- North Dakota (ND)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
Attorney Credits offers continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys in New York and around the country. For more information about CLE in New York please click the following link: NY CLE.