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if you died today...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ROBBY.1911, Sep 6, 2009.

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  1. ROBBY.1911

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    if you died today who would take care of your guns? someone has to become responsible for everything you leave behind. it's not like what to do with the contents of your sock drawer. if you have no relatives a stranger is going to step in and liquidate your assets. and if i know people, a stranger would probably have your guns at his house because "who is going to know?" you can't collect on your guns from up in the great beyond, but there should be some deserving person or persons who would welcome and treasure your firearms. i'm not sure what is involved in a simple will, but i am going to find out. i own seven 1911s, a glock and a winchester shotgun. that's a small personal inventory but i intend for it to grow. if i have to file an addendum every time i add a gun, i will always up to date on serial numbers and the beneficiary(s) of my passing. you are thinking that robby is one morbid son of a bitch, but this is for you. i am taking mine with me!
     
  2. N003k

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    I've considered a massive life insurance policy, and having a personal tomb built....that's part armory...okay...mostly armory by the time I die :p

    Several racks of guns all surrounding a sarcophagus with my body inside? What could be better!?

    Seriously though, I'm still rather young, only 19....if I died TODAY, my guns would be my fathers, if I live to have a family, it would depend on how my family felt about them, if I had good for nothing kids who I couldn't trust to treasure them, I'd pass them to my wife, if I was still married and died first, or a friend I knew would be able to treasure them.

    Forbidding either of those? Sell off any not overly unique and donate the proceeds to the NRA, and donate any unique ones TO the NRA.
     
  3. PandaBearBG

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    If I died today, who would take care of my guns? Well my pistol would be in police evidence room, because if some thug/robber/gang got me I'm pretty sure I would go down a fighting! hahaha

    No I think you will idea is pretty good, considering serial numbers. Smart thinking. Might have to update mine.
     
  4. CapnMac

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    Instructions to the named executor of my estate include a check the "In the Event of My Death, Read this" file on the computer, which details instructions for things not in the proper will. Estates change, so do the parties involved. Will need updating, rather like everything else.
     
  5. MD_Willington

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    A family friend would have mine, my wife would not keep them as they would be a PITA to get back to Canada.
     
  6. Cosmoline

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    It's a fair question. Death comes fast and unexpected to many people. If their firearms are very valuable they'll probably be sold off to satisfy the estate's creditors. In most cases though they're just run of the mill firearms (or thought to be such) and are grabbed up by whatever relative moves in first.

    If there's a particular child or relation you want a particular firearm to go to, it's not too difficult to set up the bequest by will. Or you can just tell people and hope they follow through.

    But really, though, by that time you'll quit caring about the whole thing. I've seen enough sudden death in my work to know that life can be gone in any instant. So use your firearms and get what you can out of them while you're alive. It's all just junk.
     
  7. damien

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    This is what wills are for. Guns are just property, don't let them fool you. Unless, of course, you have some historically significant gun, and then I would suggest you consider a public museum.
     
  8. BHP FAN

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    My boy gets everything.God willing.
     
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    My oldest gets them all. He is deployed to Af. at present and the only one who really appreciates shooters. He reloads and fires comp. with his sniper buddies. My youngest had rather play video games and the middle one chasing cows or antelopes. My daughter has her own and if she continues to appreciate them I may change some things. wc
     
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    It is in my will that I will be buried with my guns and lots of ammo. When I come back as a zombie I want to be armed, otherwise I will have to gnaw on the living with my teeth, and that would be disgusting.
     
  11. rogertc1

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    I have it in my will that my gun collection goes to my son.
     
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    As noted in my will the daughter gets first pick (up to 50% of them) and my nephew gets the rest....
     
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    My nieces and/or their husbands if they're shooters.

    Other than than that, its up to whoever's left.
     
  14. KarenTOC

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    I'm more concerned about what will happen to my dogs. My son is my sole heir. He loves guns. My dogs - not so much.
     
  15. psyopspec

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    I'm 25. My will contains specifications for dividing them up amongst certain family members and hunting/shooting buddies.

    For anyone in the military, you have free access to a JAG for estate planning. Producing my will and specifying some other arrangements took less than an hour. Well worth it for the peace of mind it provides to me and to my loved ones if I die.

    Your death will be hard enough on your family. Trying to hash out who gets what or what to do with certain items of your property shouldn't be one more thing they have to worry about.
     
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    It is good to make advance plans for disposing of your assets if you have an untimely death. Things happen every single day; car accidents, crime victims, heart attacks, etc. Honestly, having a will is no guarantee that your firearms will be disposed of in accordance with your wishes. But at least you tried to do the responsible thing.
     
  18. AK103K

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    Who cares, I'll be dead.

    If my kids dont know what to do, we'll, doom on them then. :)
     
  19. leadcounsel

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    I can say firsthand that a standard will is typically inadequate for passing along firearms. Most JAGs won't do trusts either. Some, including me, will as an additional service.

    I recommend putting your guns and valuables in a trust. It's easy to do even for non-lawyers with over-the-counter legal software.

    A trust puts and protects property in a trust, and puts you as the beneficiary and trustee with permission to use the assets.

    The advantages of putting your guns in a trust are many:
    1. Directs what happens to each firearm, a primary and secondary beneficiary to receive it, and instructions such as "shall not sell or give away," etc.

    2. Protects assets from creditors while you are living. Say you get sued. Your guns are trust assets, not yours.

    3. Protects your assets from estate issues after you die; probate, arguments, creditors, etc.
     
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  20. DammitBoy

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    My daughter gets them.
     
  21. weisse52

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    That answer wins.
     
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    One of my brothers is the only one that shows any interest in most of my collection. My sister gets some special ones (she will use)she likes. The trust idea is a good thing to look into.
     
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    That's the wifey for me. Nobody else I'd really trust to care for them for me.
     
  24. SleazyRider

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    A trust is a good idea for avoiding probate, but provides little protection from creditors in many states, especially in matters of negligence lawsuits. It's important to have your beneficiaries apply for their firearms permits NOW, while you're alive, so they can legally own your firearms after you die. Many states, including New York, allow for joint ownership, where you can list your firearms on two or more permits.

    Regardless of firearms, if your assets are modest, a will will work fine; if your assets are significant, you might consider retaining a trust attorney who specializes in estate planning.
     
  25. bearmgc

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    If I died today, everything would be a mute point. Silly thread.
     
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