A gun trust is important to have if you have NFA-restricted or prohibited items such as a suppressor or a automatic weapon. Gun trusts are important because they give you protection and protect your ability to maintain, keep, and transfer those. Since there’s no filing fee once you have the trust, you can hold them forever in the trust. But they allow you the opportunity to avoid probate, and if you have to pass them on through your passing, they go outside your estate.
And, for instance, if you’re going to leave your favorite short gun that you inherited from your grandfather to your son, who’s not old enough to handle it or a yet to hold it, legally, a gun trust allows that item to be held for your son in trust until he’s of age to keep it. So it allows you to avoid the probate process and the legal requirements for ownership completely.