The bad thing about these pistol purchase permits is that each county has different rules for how long it takes and the requirements to get one. The application for permits in Wake county is completely different from the Pitt county application. Some counties will give you one within a few minutes, while others make you wait a week. I do recall one member saying that his sheriff gave him a permit under 21, but the sheriff also wanted the make and model of the gun to make sure he was only using it for a private sale. When I was under 21, I "borrowed" a few of my dads handguns.
Why don't we just make it easier for everyone and abolish this jim crow law pistol purchase permit nonsense. Obviously someone still thinks they are a good idea (probably the county that makes $5/permit)