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Seven Types of Gun Trusts

Here is a quick overview of seven major types of gun trusts: Trust Mill NFA Trust: This is a "simple" (sometimes shockingly simple) "cookie-cutter" type boilerplate trust designed for purchase of firearms and/or suppressors regulated under the National Firearms Act...

Benitez Blasts Bonta’s Billy Ban as Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Roger Benitez in the case of Fouts v Bonta recently ruled California's longtime ban on billy clubs (defined vaguely and potentially including many types of objects, for example any stick intended as a weapon) as an unconstitutional infringement of our...

Ayn Duringer Headed for Law School, Aims for Top Tax Program

My daughter, Ayn, will be heading for law school this Fall! She was offered a very nice package covering most expenses of attending the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Most estate planning attorneys like me, especially those of us...

Leftist Attack on Youth Gun Training Fails

Last week the Ninth Circuit denied en banc hearing in Junior Sports Magazines, Inc. v. Bonta, saving youth gun training from destruction by a leftist attack on gun culture. While there has not yet been a decision on the merits of the case, denial of en banc let stand...

How to Prepare Your Business for Recession

Financial winter is coming. Or is it? Despite renewed optimism that the US economy can avoid a deep downturn, economists say the chances of a recession in 2024 are still about even. Small businesses are feeling the pain from high inflation, declining consumer...

CA State Parks Does Not Restrict CCW

Does California State Parks allow licensed concealed carry (CCW) of a firearm at state parks and beaches? According to their FAQ page, the answer appears to be yes: Can I carry a concealed weapon in a state park if I have a Carrying Concealed Weapon (CCW)...

Fed Judge Enjoins Unconstitutional CA Ammo Restrictions

[UPDATE: Ninth Circus issued a stay today of the injunction by Judge Benitez. Not totally unexpected, but this particular circus is fast losing credibility. The State has ZERO chance of winning on the merits under the text/history test mandated by Bruen. Furthermore,...

Start the New Year with a SWOT Analysis for Your Business

Businesses require periodic evaluation to remain on track to achieve their big-picture goals. The new year is an ideal time to reanalyze, reassess, and reprioritize moving forward. A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis provides a...

Fed Judge Enjoins Unconstitutional CA Concealed Carry Place Restrictions

How does all of this make you feel about relying on politics and the courts to protect your family? How can the government be so fickle with your right to life? Maybe it's time your family takes control, with a F.I.R.S.T. Family Trust? [GOOD NEWS 01/06/2024: On...

Advisors Panic over Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)’s Orwellian Reporting Requirements

Did you ever put off studying for a final, until the night before the final? That's pretty much how the planning community is feeling about the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which will go into effect January 1, 2024. Congress passed the devilish law several years...

SECURE 2.0 Act, You, and Your IRA Beneficiaries

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement 2.0 Act (SECURE 2.0 Act). The previous SECURE Act in 2020 made several changes to retirement planning: It increased the required beginning date (RBD) for required...

Noisome Signs SB2, Establishing Opportunity Zones for BLM, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda

After failure to pass a similar bill last year, Gov. Noisome recently signed into law SB2, which makes a concealed carry license more difficult and expensive to get, and basically worthless once you get it. But there is an upside for some: new opportunity zones for...

CRPA Mag Must Retract Erroneous Bulletin Slamming Gun Trusts

The March/April 2023 edition of the bimonthly magazine "California Firing Line", published by the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA), includes an "Information Bulletin" at pages 19-24 entitled Firearm Estate Planning -- "Gun Trusts" which, rife with...

California Gun Trust Planning

Presentation by Attorney Dave Duringer clears up confusion over California Gun Trust Planning. What is a Gun Trust? Is a Gun Trust Effective? Is a Gun Trust Necessary? Is a Gun Trust Recommended? YES! Every California gun owner should have one! A regular trust might...

Critique of “California Gun Laws” (2023 edition)

Last year I wrote this scathing review of Michel & Cubeiro's 2022 edition of their popular book "California Gun Laws". Actually, my harsh criticism was limited to the portions touching on estate planning. As far as I knew, the rest of the book was great, and my...

Died Suddenly #DiedSuddenly

[Hi it's me Dave Duringer -- no, I didn't "die suddenly" (a concerned relative thought I did because this post came up on google in a way that gave that impression). No one in my family took the clot shot, although a distant cousin of mine did "die suddenly" at a...

California Just Made This Picture of My Daughter Illegal (AB 2571)

California just enacted AB 2571 to restrict the ability of gun owners to transmit gun culture to their kids. This blatantly unconstitutional act bans advertising that may attract minors to firearms and the penalties for violation are huge, up to $25,000 per...

Supreme Court Sends Back Gun Cases that Upheld Bans on Open Carry, Magazines, Assault Weapons

The Supreme Court today (order list) issued "GVR's" -- granted certiorari, vacated judgment, and remanded to lower courts for reconsideration in light of NYSRPA v Bruen -- in four cases that had upheld bans on open carry, magazines, and assault weapons. The order...