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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Visit us at upcoming Suncoast Gun Shows

We will be at the following Suncoast Gun Shows and hope to see you.  Attorney Diana Davis Basta will be available to answer your questions related to gun trusts.

Ft. Lauderdale - February 21-22, 2015
Hours:  Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
             Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

War Memorial Auditorium
800 N.E. 8th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

PH. (954) 828-5380 

http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us/wma/index.htm  

ADMISSION:
Adults $12.00
Free Parking 
Kids Free
(12 & under)
All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


Tampa - March 7-8, 2015
Hours:  Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
             Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 U.S. Highway 301 N.
Tampa, FL 33610

PH. (800) 345-3247 

http://www.floridastatefair.com  

ADMISSION:
Adults $9.00
Kids Free
(12 & under)
All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.




Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to discuss whether gun suppressors (silencers) should be permitted during hunting

At its semi-annual public meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hear discussion on whether gun suppressors (silencers) should be permitted during hunting.  Florida hunters may use silencers when hunting for wild hogs, coyotes and a few other small animals, but the new proposal applies to deer, coyotes, and various birds and animals. Florida sportsmen requested the proposed rule change, not the suppressor manufacturers, as some people are claiming.  Hunters are trying to save their hearing and be more considerate of others by the requested change.  To date, 32 states allow hunting with suppressors.

If the draft proposal was successful at the Sept. 10 meeting, another meeting will be held for final approval, at which the public will be permitted to speak. 

Check back on our blog for any updates.

Friday, August 29, 2014

What is the difference between suppressors and silencers?

The terms "suppressors" and "silencers" are used interchangeably. Both the United States Department of Justice and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) refer to suppressors as silencers.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Can my gun trust include gun silencers or suppressors?

Yes, citizens of Florida can own silencers and suppressors legally here. In September 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is set to consider a proposal to legalize the use of gun silencers, for hunting certain game.

Friday, August 1, 2014

What happens to the Class III weapons upon the passing of the Grantor(s) of the Gun Trust?

The suppressors, silencers, fully automatic weapons, SBRs or other Class 3 weapons would typically go to the beneficiary. A properly drafted trust will address what the trustee must do to be in compliance with the law, and as well as what to do if the beneficiary is a minor.This is a brief synopsis regarding a revocable living trust, but is not intended to be all inclusive. 

We encourage you to become familiar with Florida Statute 736 which details the rights and responsibilities of a trustee under a trust.