In my state, the person who is buying the firearm is the one who it will be registered to. You cannot buy a firearm for someone else, for they must sign the form and be approved before the firearm can leave the store. If you live out of state, you can buy long guns all day long and ship it to your closest FFL dealer, but you cannot purchase a handgun. Don't understand the logic but it is what it is. To be on the safe side I would check the laws of your state to make sure before you act. it could save a lot of time, hassle, and embarassment.
37 People are murdered every day by the unlawful use of a firearm.
2,191 are saved every day by the lawful use of a firearm.
84,999,989 American gun owners killed no one yesterday.