All of my permits have the name of whom I purchased them from. (I only have Hawaii permits)
the dealers have to register the firearms to themselves so HPD asks who/where you got your firearm from so they know where to go to get the record on file from and transfer the firearm along to you
I thank you for your answers. But is not what I was asking. I found what I was thinking about:
The Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986 basically says:
"No such rule or regulation prescribed [by the Attorney General] after the date of the enactment of the Firearms Owners Protection Act may require that records required to be maintained under this chapter or any portion of the contents of such records, be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or any political subdivision thereof, nor that any system of registration of firearms, firearms owners, or firearms transactions or disposition be established. Nothing in this section expands or restricts the Secretary's authority to inquire into the disposition of any firearm in the course of a criminal investigation."
So basically, the way I read this is that HPD cannot put together a database of sales records (or registration records either). Am I wrong about this? Am I interpreting this incorrectly?