I asked this question in another thread but it seemed to go unnoticed, or vaguely answered. I just need to know if law in NC (Hertford county specficially) requires handguns to be registered.
I realise the steps for purchasing handguns is request pistol permit, wait, get permit, buy gun, wait, get gun (correct?) but is there a register handgun step?
Handguns do not need to be registered in the State of NC, period. You should receive your purchase permit on the same day you apply for it.
The last time someone I know applied for one, they did it at the local gun show and it took about 30 minutes because there were a lot of permits getting processed at once. Once you have that permit, you can immediately purchase your handgun. There is no waiting required. When we went to the gun show, it took about 45 minutes to walk in empty handed and walk out with a handgun.
Again, there is no handgun registration in North Carolina.
(I am not a lawyer, but this is the advice that I live by.)