If there are any future regulations they will certainly be on trusts and entities for the sole reasons you've laid out, effectively the lack of what I'd call (and sort of what ATF defines as) a responsible person. In all likelihood your "trustees or members" will eventually be photographed and fingerprinted at some point in the future. The fact NFA registered firearms are effectively never used in crimes all boils down to "responsible people". All crimes are committed by irresponsible people who not only lack general responsibility, but are not attached or accountable for the tools they choose to commit their crimes.
NFA ownership is 100% about someone being solely responsible for the item/s they are titled with and having skin in the game. Passing on things with no responsibility is almost always a problem, be it money in a trust, lottery winnings, and almost anything else that's free and effectively "unearned" in some way, ends poorly.
The entire concept of you adding on unvetted people after the fact is the current Achilles heel of the recent change. As time goes by there will be problems and changes will be made to prevent unvetted people from having access to NFA items.
High machine machinegun prices have had the effect of vetting generally responsible people from those that are not (read suppressor and SBR people). I was told NFA branch received 1600 bounced checks I believe last year alone. These are 1600 irresponsible people that should not own NFA items IMO. I will also bet 99.9% of them did not involve machine gun transfers. Ponder some idiots bouncing a check for a suppressor and in all likelihood they involved a trust. While I'm no fan of a bunch of ATF rules, I believe these people are "ripe" for creating an incident that will limit our freedoms and increase rules in the future and I for one don't want to see them skirting the rules and jeopardizing my current rights and access. I think I could do away with brady bunch checks and go to credit reports and solve most of the problems like most business' have. Responsibility traverses and transcends most aspects of life and generally shows up as a pattern.
Including your kids sounds great, but as a parent in a rather affluent area, all I will say is that I've seen really bad things happen to great kids with excellent parents and it's somewhat unpredictable. My hobby is my hobby, these things don't generally pass down generations.
The sole fact that NFA items are effectively "titled", to me, means that they may indeed be the last to go vs. the first. I don't recall the gov. "taking" anything without some form of compensation, especially in the case of something specifically spelled out in the constitution of which over 300 million exist. If you follow regulations in other countries you'll see how this has been done systematically. As far as I know there are still firearms owners in every country, but in harshest countries only the well connected have them due to regulations tailored to them.
Edited by johnsonlmg41, 22 October 2017 - 11:02 AM.