I guess technically walking out of the Gun store is an illegal act.
Yes, Richard. It is called a conundrum that the police can utilize at their discretion, or lack of.
I looked at the NYC requirement and State Police requirement. Guns must be registered to be legal. You can't register one if you don't possess it and its information.
I text the brother and he confirmed that he went to a store and put a non refundable "hold" on a specific gun, then took the info to the application process to be legal. He is only legal with that gun or another one that he registers. Luckily, he had a Judge for a friend and is a Mason, operates in a higher society then I. He was able to get through the process with minimal problems. Not so for many people.