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What are you going to with your guns when you die?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TMM, Oct 3, 2005.

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  1. TMM

    TMM Member

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    this struck me as a very important thing, because i don't plan on having kids, and the only 2 or 3 people i'd consider giving them to would either be my age or older... and i am sure as hell not letting the po-po's take them...

    ~TMM
     
  2. MM

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    When I pass, I doubt guns will be as easily obtained as they now are. So I intend to continue buying quality weapons and will them to my daughter to enjoy as she wishes. Hopefully these quality weapons will be something she can turn into a mound of cash for her own pursuits.
    SatCong
     
  3. J Miller

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    Since I don't have kids, and probably never will, I'm going to take them with me.

    Well at least my OM Blackhawk.

    Seriously though, one will be left to my long time friend in Phoenix. The rest will be willed to the GOA to sell and apply the money to their political fights.

    This will no doubt tic my wife off, but what the heck.


    Joe
     
  4. odysseus

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    Family Trust with explicit instructions.
     
  5. Ala Dan

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    My firearms (and other collectibles) will be left to my daughter, son inlaw,
    and grand-baby~! :D
     
  6. Vern Humphrey

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    I'm taking mine with me. I don't know where I'm going, but I want both hands full when I get there. :D
     
  7. Sharps Shooter

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    They'll go to my wife, or her's to me, depending on which of us leaves first. After that, our daughters and hopefully on to our grandchildren. We already have a .22 rifle for each of our 3 grandsons in our gunsafe. It will be a few more years before any of them are mature enough to handle a gun of their own. Our youngest daughter doesn't have any children yet, but when she does we'll purchase a .22 rifle for each of them. :)
     
  8. GunnySkox

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    Dibs on TMM's guns when he kicks out his last jam.


    If I have a spouse, i'd pass my firearms onto them, with the stipulation that they be passed on (in whole or part) to any children. If my spouse doesn't want them, I'd probably will my guns to my brother, my parents (if they live when I'm toast), or to a close friend.

    ~GnSx
    "We gotta kick 'em out... We gotta kick out the jams!" ~Beck [I think]
     
  9. CAPTAIN MIKE

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    Straightforward Plan for Gun Ownership @ My Death

    Step 1: Establish a Living Trust
    Step 2: Put Everything into the Ownership of your Trust that you want to avoid probate (i.e. home, vehicles, bank accounts, mutual funds, FLP etc.)
    Step 3: Prepare an Inventory of your Personal Property (i.e. collections, artwork, firearms, etc.) and make SURE that your Living Trust specifically incorporates by reference the existence of your Personal Property Memorandum.
    Step 4: Have your Successor Trustee distribute the items in your Personal Property Memorandum as one of his or her first duties following the death of you and your spouse.
    Step 5: Have the Successor Trustee directed in your Trust document to then distribute the remainder of the assets belonging to the Trust.
    Step 6: Make sure your Will has a "Pour over Provision" so that anything controlled by your Will is 'poured over' into your Trust for Distribution.

    ** In my case, my brother is Successor Trustee and he will pass ownership of all my firearms to my son (except for my Rock River Arms AR15 which I'm taking "with me" just in case !)
     
  10. TMM

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    skox, chances are, you'll be gone before me. how old are you? 20? 30? i'm 15...

    JMiller: what is GOA?

    ~TMM

    oh, and i was thinking of donating them to a gunshop that i like - that way i know they'll be in good hands.
     
  11. Rembrandt

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    Hopefully my entire collection will be gone before I pass on.....plan to give it all away to our two sons and grandchildren as birthday and Christmas gifts. The fun part will be determining which gun fits which personality and interest. May each recipient enjoy them as much as I did.
     
  12. scout26

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    To Mrs. Scout26, and then the kids. My 11yo Daughter already has "her own" 20ga shotgun and and .22LR Marlin 60. My son turns five 1 Nov and we're looking at getting him a .22, but I'm looking at one of those H&R or Rossi combo's. With a single shot .22 barrel and either a .410 or 20ga for when he's a little older.

    I guess I should decide who gets what, so there won't be any fights when I'm gone.

    I'll also provide a warm loving home to any future orphans in need of adoption, and can assure that your "children" will be well cared for whether they're wall hangers, safe queens or field/working guns. And that they will be passed on to people who will cherish them as much as you do.

    (Was that laying it on a little too thick ??? :D )
     
  13. Monkeyleg

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    If I go before my wife does, she'll know by then to sell them on consignment (she doesn't really shoot much, and we don't have kids). That way, she'll have some extra money.

    If she dies before me, I'll pass them on to nieces or nephews or any of their kids who I know are into guns.
     
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    they will go to a friend with some instructions.
     
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    I'll leave mine to my son and daughter, the wife alrdy has her own :)
     
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    TMM, I'm only eighteen, though it's heartwarming (and heartstopping) that I sound 2-12 years older than that. :D

    ~GnSx
    "Man, [GunnySkox], you hate too much stuff."
    "Good to know that I've got a head start on being a bitter old man."
     
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    My wife said she's selling everything when I'm gone. I told I won't mind I because I'll be through with them! You guys get ready and start saving your pennies cause I have some nice toys. I'll be ready to go in about 35-40 more years. I'll try to keep them in good shape for you.
     
  18. Tory

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    Going two ways

    No kids and the wife won't want them. Any I haven't sold to buy meds and health insurance with are bequeathed as follows:

    LONG arms: The NRA, of course.

    HANDGUNS: My state firearms rights organization.

    The gift that keeps on giving...... ;)
     
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    Not planning on kids or marriage...

    I wonder if the local Boy Scout troop would (could) take 'em.
     
  21. Standing Wolf

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    When I'm admitted to that great shooting range in the sky, I expect to be handed a fine collection of mint Pythons and High Standards, so after my death, all my guns are to be sold, and the proceeds divided between the N.R.A. and the G.O.A.
     
  22. thatguy

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    The only reason my wife doesn't complain about my gun buying is because I've told her how much they will appreciate in value by the time she sells them. No kids, so my collection is her inheritance. It will be a Hell of an auction. Too bad I have to miss it.
     
  23. waterhouse

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    I'm fairly young, not married, no kids. Several years ago before doing a sailboat race to Bermuda someone suggested i have a will drawn up. It was pretty straight forward, "sell crap off, pay off debts, split all the money among the nieces and nephews" stuff until the lawyer asked if I had any material items that I wanted to go to a specific person. My brothers will be splitting up the collection if they outlast me. Coin flip to see who picks first.

    If you are talking to your lawyer and he asks you about this and you can't think of anything good to say, try: "I know this nice guy down in Austin, and I'd like all my guns to go to him." I'll treat them real good, I promise.
     
  24. Turtle Club

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    I dislike that Idea. My Great uncle (my moms uncle) died about 10years ago. I was 12-13. he had tons and tons of guns and knives and military valuables that dated to the Civil War. My Mother nor my Aunt really cared too much about that stuff. He had no other relatives. Well my cousins (my Aunt's daughters), they are all female 3 of them didnt care much about anything either let their husbands rummaged through everything. These men had never met my uncle..EVER! My older brother and I arrive over at my Great Uncles house to do some yardwork oneday to find these A** Holes loading up thier cars with our Uncles Belongings. We called the cops to stop them saying they were not authorized to be there. Everything went into probate. It turns out that, before probate could start, everything had to be appraised, the military relics were vaulued at over $75,000.00, funny then everyone wanted a piece of the pie. My brother and I grew up listening to WW2 stories and drueling over the old uniforms guns and plethera of military relics that he collected over his life. For us it wasnt about the money. I dont care if it was a crappy walmart brand pocket knife. No one that had never met the man, who was only related by marrage deserved anything!. Everything was tied up in probate for 3 years. It turns out that through help from my father, whos best frriend happened to be a lawyer, we got everything. Trust me, I have 1/2 and my brother has 1/2. I will never sell any of that.
     
  25. rust collector

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    Certain guns go to little brother and to son and daughter. Better to sell the rest than saddle someone with them, especially if they aren't likely to use them. You can preserve the value and do maximum good by insuring that they are appraised and sold by someone who knows what they are doing.
     
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