Originally Posted by Tilt
Is the signature of the cleo for approval or just to acknowledge that he knows of the device you are purchasing?
The signature certifies two things....
1. The CLEO has checked you out and does not believe that you will use the firearm for other than lawful purposes.
2. The CLEO has no information that the receipt or possession of the firearm would place the transferee in violation of State or local law.
Very few states require that you register it with the state. In my case... Virginia... The state sends a notice to the local agency where you live so they will know.