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Gun Trusts

On May 18, 2016, our Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of United States of America vs. One Palmetto State Armory PA; Watson Family Gun Trust , 822 F.3d 136 (May 2016), affirmed the opinion of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania that the Second Amendment does not protect the possession of machine guns, and a trust is not exempt from the law as it is not an entity distinct from its trustees. The Court agreed with the lower Court that 18 USC section 922 (o) is not unconstitutional with respect to a band on machine guns, and trusts are not exempt from that statute.

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