In response to Obama’s executive orders restricting gun trusts, Congress will consider a “Family Firearm Protection Act” to preserve the firearm legacy by exempting transfers to family members.
Responding to President Obama’s efforts to improve the background check system, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer introduced legislation to “eliminate” the President’s authority to restrict firearm transfers among family members.Although January’s executive orders do not explicitly prohibit transfers between family members — or private transfers in general, which would take an act of Congress — the President’s measures addressed “gun trusts,” a legal entity that allow owners to add beneficiaries who could be transferred or inherit firearms without a background check.The bill’s language says the President cannot take action that is more restrictive than those in effect as of Jan. 3, 2016, and describes family as an individual’s “spouse, or a child, sibling, grandchild, or legal guardian.”Luetkemeyer said he seeks to prevent the President from interfering with families handing down guns “from one generation to the next as treasured heirlooms.”
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David R. Duringer, JD, LL.M, is a concealed firearm instructor and tax lawyer specializing in business and estate planning. He is managing shareholder at Protective Law Corporation, serving Southern California from its Laguna Hills (Orange County) headquarters and a satellite office in Coronado (San Diego County).
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