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The United States Constitution states that all United States citizens have the right to keep and bear arms if they do so in accordance with all state and federal regulations and laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution addresses this when it states,

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Bill of Rights, Article 4.

Iowa residents also have the option to own and use class III firearms when ownership and use complies with state and federal law. Class III firearms are considered more dangerous than regular firearms (handguns, rifles, and shotguns), which is why there are special laws governing the use and ownership of these guns. All class III firearms are regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA) and are not legal in all states. Iowa residents, however, are allowed to own class III firearms when compliance with state and federal law is observed. Class III firearms include:

  • Destructive devices
  • Short barrel shotguns
  • Short barrel rifles
  • Silencers
  • Machine guns
  • Any other weapons (AOW)

Iowa NFA class III firearms must be purchased through a class III certified dealer. Any other exchange of class III firearm is illegal in Iowa.

There are three ways to own NFA firearms in Iowa: as an individual, as a corporation, and through a gun trust. Owning a class III firearm through an Iowa National Firearms Act Gun Trust is the safest and easiest way to own a class III firearm. NFA Gun Trusts are designed specifically for NFA firearms and protect the legal rights of owners. Using an Iowa NFA Gun Trust provides owners with the following benefits:

Iowa NFA Gun Trust: Privacy and Less Red Tape

Fewer entities have to be notified if the gun is owned under a NFA Gun Trust. There is no need to send fingerprints to the and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI, and the Chief Law Enforcement Officer does not have to approve the application.

Iowa NFA Gun Trust: Higher Safety

Allowing unlicensed people to use and be around a class III firearms is a federal offense. However, when the gun is owned through a NFA gun trust, all owners and users are legally protected. It is possible to add multiple owners to a NFA gun trust to maximize safety and legal protection.

Remember, traditional gun trusts used for regular firearms do not provide the right level of protection for class III gun owners. Class III firearm owners are advised to create a customized Iowa NFA Gun Trust with the guidance of a lawyer to maximize the legal protection and safety of the trust.

Persons who can possess “Offensive Weapons” under Iowa code:

  • Any peace officer.
  • Any member of the armed forces of the United States or of the national guard.
  • Any person in the service of the United States.
  • A correctional officer, serving in an institution under the authority of the Iowa department of corrections.
  • Any person who under the laws of this state and the United States, is lawfully engaged in the business of supplying those authorized to possess such devices.
  • Any person, firm or corporation who under the laws of this state and the United States is lawfully engaged in the improvement, invention or manufacture of firearms.
  • Any museum or similar place which possesses, solely as relics, offensive weapons which are rendered permanently unfit for use.
  • A resident of this state who possesses an offensive weapon which is a curio or relic firearm under the federal Firearms Act, 18 U.S.C. ch. 44, solely for use in the official functions of a historical reenactment organization of which the person is a member, if the offensive weapon has been permanently rendered unfit for the firing of live ammunition. The offensive weapon may, however, be adapted for the firing of blank ammunition.
  • A nonresident who possesses an offensive weapon which is a curio or relic firearm under the federal Firearms Act, 18 U.S.C. ch. 44, solely for use in official functions in this state of a historical reenactment organization of which the person is a member, if the offensive weapon is legally possessed by the person in the person’s state of residence and the offensive weapon is at all times while in this state rendered incapable of firing live ammunition. A nonresident who possesses an offensive weapon under this paragraph while in this state shall not have in the person’s possession live ammunition. The offensive weapon may, however, be adapted for the firing of blank ammunition.
  • Call or email us today to get started making your customized Iowa NFA Gun trust!

Contact us today for a FREE consultation and receive experienced advice from an experienced Iowa NFA Gun Trust lawyer at Wright & Schulte LLC. Fill out the online form below or call us at (937) 435-9999.

Erik Blaine-Your NFA Gun Trust Attorney

Erik Blaine has been around firearms since learning to shoot a single shot bolt action .22 in Boy Scouts and upon graduating law school received a Beretta M9 as a graduation gift. As an assistant prosecuting attorney Erik handled firearms cases and issues for not only the county but also coordinated the acquisition, recommendation, and training for county firearms and law enforcement agencies. Erik works extensively with the firearms community in his representation of firearms dealers, ranges, companies, and individuals and is also Chairman of the “Greater Dayton Area Friends of NRA” and serves on several community boards of directors ranging from museums to his alma mater UDSL, to a community health clinic and donates his time to the “Wills for Heroes” and the “Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyer Project.”

Erik has in-depth experience in firearms law, especially National Firearms Act issues and Gun Trust law. After seeing what was out there, Erik wrote the first NFA Gun Trust for himself, using his knowledge of estate planning, firearms issues, and significant state and Federal licenses. To date Erik has counseled hundreds of individuals guiding them through NFA possession and drafted countless NFA Gun Trusts. He vigilantly researches new laws, rules, and procedures as well as specific firearms and is a sought after speaker and legal representative on firearms laws and NFA Gun Trusts.

Call (937) 435-9999 or email today so I can get started writing Your Iowa NFA Gun Trust so you can enjoy and grow your collection now!

–          Erik R. Blaine, Esq. – EBlaine@LegalDayton.com

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