I currently have a permit to acquire (long gun) that expires July 24th. So let's say I happen upon something I like at a GS so I buy it on July 23rd.
How am I going to register it within the time the permit expires? I never thought the registration people at HPD would expect someone to register within the expiration limits of the permit when registration appointments are hard to get and up to 90 days in advance.
Showing the expired permit to acquire at the time of registration should be enough to show the firearm was purchased legally. The paperwork from the LGS along with the receipt can be cross checked by the registration guys.
I never came across this scenario since covid. Last year I bought a rifle but when I applied for the PTA I went ahead and booked an appointment to register about 2 weeks later, just in case. Turned out I was able to use it otherwise I would have cancelled.
Agreed. Is it not clear or stated anywhere that you are allowed to register a rifle with an expired permit.