Quote Originally Posted by WobblyPossum View Post
I should have phrased my question more clearly. Can someone be a responsible person, with a Form 5320.23, without being named in the trust document itself as a trustee, settlor, beneficiary, etc? For example, I want to give someone the ability to possess the NFA item without me present, without giving them the legal authority to sell it.
Gotcha, my misunderstanding.

Interested to hear from an expert. I would assume that the ATF is going to look through the trust document for responsible persons, then make sure the supporting documents are there. If there's a discrepancy, it will get rejected. But I can't say for certain.