Alex Kincaid Law Blog

Five Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

From time to time, it’s good to review why having a complete, up-to-date estate plan is so important. In addition…

The Idaho Special Needs Trust: Planning for a Disabled Dependent

THE IDAHO SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST: PLANNING FOR A DISABLED DEPENDENT If you have a child or another loved one who…

Why Gun Owners Need an Idaho Gun Trust

A gun trust is a special type of trust that is designed to hold all of your firearms and firearms-related…

How Firearms Create Special Issues in Idaho Probate

When a gun owner dies and has not prepared a gun trust to direct how the firearms should be handled,…

When a Gun Owner Dies: Managing NFA Firearms in Idaho Probate

What would happen if your grandfather passed away, leaving behind his collection of firearms?  What if his collection included a…

Three Rules for Staying Out of Prison When Building a Firearm at Home

There’s only one thing better than buying a new gun:  Making your own custom firearm at home.Stick to Alex Kincaid's…

The Court is Not an Estate Plan! Why You Need a Living Trust in Idaho

For too long, Americans have been taught to rely on the government for their needs:   Social security will pay your…

A National Gun Registry in the Making

By Alexandria Kincaid, Second Amendment Attorney Hawaii has become the nation’s leader in creating a national registry of gun owners.  Hawaii…

Orlando Terrorist Passed a Background Check and Killed in a Gun Free Zone

As expected, Obama made a push for more gun control during his speech following the Orlando nightclub shooting.  He failed,…

The Second Amendment – a Second Class Right? Peruta v. Cty of San Diego

By Alexandria Kincaid, Attorney What does the Second Amendment actually protect?   Most gun owners believe the phrase “shall not be…

Exit Planning for Your Business Part I

One day, you will leave your business. You will exit either voluntarily (through sale or retirement) or involuntarily (through death,…

Taking Away Guns From Those Who Have Served: The Egregious Misconduct of the VA

by Alexandria Kincaid, Attorney For years (at least since 2012), over 99% of all names reported to the National Instant…

Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed (For the Moment)

Millions of Americans lawfully own and responsibly use AR15s everyday, but relatives of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims are…

Hillary Touts Her Gun Control Stance . . . Again

(C) 2016 by Alexandria Kincaid During her “conversation on gun violence” in New York on April 11th, Hillary touted her…

Is Hillary “Felony Stupid”?

“Careless” or “Criminal?”  While President Obama’s comments may be careless, Hillary Clinton’s behavior is more likely criminal. Criminally negligent behavior…

Want to Add Diversity to the SCOTUS? How about a Judicial Conservative?

I imagine it's not the type of diversity Justice Sotomayer had in mind, but selecting a judicial conservative, who looks…

Feinstein Focused on Dismantling the Constitution, One Amendment at a Time

We know how Diane Feinstein feels about the Second Amendment. Apparently, she doesn't much care for the rest of our…

Drinking is Not a Defense

If drinking were a defense to assault and rape, most wife beaters would never be convicted. The argument by 22…

Response to Comments from a Supposed Second Amendment Advocate on Permitless Carry

Too many people have asked for my response to this (click here) opinion letter published in the Idaho Statesman for me to…

The Four-Year Rickety Road to Permitless Carry in Idaho : How the People of Idaho MADE it Happen.

© Alexandria Kincaid, Attorney One rainy morning four years ago, I walked out of Boise’s largest gun shop to find…

Does the Loss of Justice Scalia Mean the Loss of Our Court, Constitution, and Country?

By Alexandria Kincaid, Attorney Until his last day, Justice Antonin Scalia remained a true patriot and defender of our Constitution. A…

K98k: The Rifle That Did Not Lose the War

© 2015 Alexandria Kincaid (published in the American Shooting Journal, February 2016) “I’ll take any semi-automatic rifle any day of…

The Future of Gun Trusts

The Inconvenience of Rule 41F After the new ATF rule affecting gun trusts was signed into law on January 4th,…

The Attack on the American Gun Owner

By Alexandria Kincaid, Attorney & Author For some reason, the American President seems to think, or wants us to believe,…

SCOTUS Allows “Assault Weapons” Bans to Remain in Place and Infringe Upon our Right to Keep & Bear Arms

Despite the rulings in the Heller and McDonald cases (if you don’t know what these cases are about, please read…

Laws, Laws, and More Laws, and Why Gun Owners have a Rational Fear of the Unknown

By Alexandria Kincaid. A sample of what's inside my book "Infringed" (click to order), this is also an article I wrote…

The Deadly Failure of Gun Free Zones

By Alexandria Kincaid, Attorney Responsible, armed Americans are not in any way enlightened by the recent tragedy at the Chatanooga…

Understanding the Preemption Doctrine, Preemption Projects, and How You Can Help

Gun rights organizations such as the Second Amendment Foundation at the national level and the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance at…

Dispelling Constitutional Carry Myths

Concealed carry laws are governed by each individual state.    The result is that the laws can vary widely between states,…

Seniors, Guns, and the Second Amendment

Imagine that you are the court-appointed caretaker (commonly known as a guardian and conservator) for a war veteran who no…

Won’t it Look Bad in Court if I Train Too Much with My Firearm?

Thanks to our media and the prosecution of the innocent, conscientious gun owners often fear that their lawful, responsible behavior…

Understanding the Straw Purchase Doctrine

 Gun owners, dealers, and manufacturers are hard-pressed to learn and keep up with the ever-evolving world of gun laws.   Interpretations…

Kids, Guns & the Law

In my most recent “Gun Law Podcast”, I interview three young ladies, ages 10-14, who enjoy shooting guns for sport…

The King Continues his Reign and Speaks Again

It’s nice when you’re the King, because the King can do as he pleases.Ignoring Congress’s decline to pass “common sense”…

Asset Protection Planning

Asset protection planning is one part of an advanced estate plan. Most estate planners focus on what happens to your…

Asset Protection Planning for Physicians

With the implementation of the recent health care reform legislation and a lack of meaningful tort reform, the next decade…

Gun Control Aimed at Business Owners

We have a government that purposefully “loses” 2500 guns in Mexico during Operation Fast and Furious, but is targeting American…

Cutting Through Visibility Zero-Zero: Lobbying, Alleged Crimes, Gun Control, a State Representative & a County Sheriff

Pulling the real issues together and focusing on the pertinent facts is not always an easy task in an onslaught…

Guns at the Airport

I hope you enjoy my most recent interview with Austin Hill.  You can listen to us banter about the recent…

Staying a Step Ahead of the Gun Trust Game: A Battle of Wits

I’ve begun to look at the Obama administration’s continued attempts at gun control as a battle of the wits.  And…

Another Form of Gun Control: Government Shutdown Affects the Firearms Industry

Did it cross your mind yet how the government shutdown is affecting the firearms industry?  Listen to my interview on…

The Family Farm: Passing & Protecting Your Legacy

Estate planning for farmers and ranchers poses unique challenges.  The family farm is a personal legacy, which has often been…

Defending American Gun Owners Against International Attack

If you are a gun owner and you are not frightened by the gun control that will result if the…

The Same Old Thing: Another Mass Murder in a Gun Free Zone

Austin Hill asked me this morning on his KINF radio program to provide legal insight into the DC shootings. As a…

The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend: Teaming the NRA with the ACLU

Shortly after the release of information by Edward Snowden revealing the United States Government’s abuse of a provision of the…

A Government Created Database of Gun Owners

If your doctor asks you about guns in your home, do you have to answer?  If you believe the question…

It’s Public Comment Time: The So-Called “Gun Trust Loophole” Rule is Published

Gun Trusts are not being eliminated. But one of the benefits of having a gun trust might be.  The proposed…

The King Has Spoken

I have been inundated today with inquiries about the Obama administration’s announcement for two new “common sense” executive actions.  Full…

Improving Idaho’s Stand Your Ground Laws & Why Guns & Ammo Missed the Mark

Guns and Ammo recently ranked “the best states for gun owners 2013”, which yielded some surprising results.  Idaho gun enthusiasts…

Is Your “Butt” Showing?

A friend of mine named “Jim” was recently harassed and arrested when a hotel owner became alarmed after seeing the…

Cyber Death: Burials in Space & Social Media Wills

The disposition of online accounts when the account creator (account user) dies is becoming a hotly debated topic between next…

Gun Trusts: A Gun Owner’s Legal Gun Safe

When I first began drafting gun trusts for my clients, I was met with many raised eyebrows from my estate…

DIY is NOT always Do it Yourself

With the number of online and do-it-yourself (DIY) legal providers continuing to grow, some of individuals may be wondering if…

Two Idaho Estate Planning Documents Everyone MUST Have

 Whether you are rich or poor, it is imperative that you name your trusted health care and financial agent.  …

8 Estate Planning Things to do Before You Travel

Before any trip, most of us create a “to-do list” of things we have put off and want to take…

Idaho Gun Trusts

The National Firearms Act (NFA) regulates the possession, use, and transfer of several different types of weapons. These weapons are…

In Support of HR 822

Why shouldn’t a concealed carry permit issued by one state be honored by another, just as a driver’s license or…

Benefits For Long-Term Care of Veterans and Their Surviving Spouses

Many wartime veterans and their surviving spouses are currently receiving long-term care or will need some type of long-term care…

Idaho Firearms & Accessories Manufacturers Association

Alexandria Streich, owner of Streich Law Offices talks about how Idaho creates a unique environment for firearm manufacturers and the…

NBC interview re: Dianne Feinstein’s proposed gun ban

Alexandria Chris Streich is interviewed by Carolyn Holly regarding what gun owners can do for the passage of federal firearms…

Armed Women are Safer Rally at the Capitol

Alexandria Chris Streich delivered a speech to patriots at the Armed Women are Safer Rally at the Capitol building in…

The Ugly Truth Behind Concealed Carry Laws

The Idaho Senate is still considering House Bill 192, which allows applicants of concealed carry permits to apply for an…

UN Arms Trade Treaty may be a Greater Threat than Federal Gun Control Package

I can’t get too excited about Dianne Feinstein’s proposed “assault weapons ban” being dropped from the federal gun control package.…

Alexandria Chris Streich named Chief Counsel

Alexandria Chris Streich has been named chief counsel and public relations director of the Idaho Firearms and Accessories Manufacturers Association…

How some Treasure Valley retailers handle customers who openly carry guns

There’s law, and there’s commerce.There are Second Amendment rights, and there are the needs of customers, workers and bosses to…

The History & Definition of “Assault Weapons”

A client recently asked me to define “assault weapon”.  In light of the repeated and careless use of the phrase…

Alexandria Chris Streich named Partner with Northwest Gun Law Group

Alexandria Chris Streich named Partner with Northwest Gun Law GroupPosted on February 15, 2013 by Alexandria Kincaid • UncategorizedMeet our…

Estate Planning in 2013 and Beyond under the New Tax Law

The recent tax legislation dealing with the “fiscal cliff” included significant revisions to the estate tax law that will affect…