Push comes to shove I will get someone else to buy it for me and get it off of them. It would not be a straw purchase because I am legally able to buy it in the first place.
You're missing the point here. The law regarding a straw purchase has nothing to do with the legal eligibility (or lack thereof) of the recipient
. It states that your friend would be committing a crime if he lies about being the actual buyer of the firearm.
Get your license changed. Or don't. In any case, we do not discuss criminal activity here.