Best to check your local laws instead of getting advice on the web. Look at this site for general information http://www.usacarry.com . Follow up with a web search for your area concerning the local laws.
I lived in Schenectady, NY for 5 years. A friend who worked for the county had a used pistol for sale. Before I could buy it I had to have a permit. I wen to the court house and the lady gave me a stack of paper about a half inch thick and told me to complete it and return to her at time she will put me on the log to see a judge for a personal interview. At that time it was a 9 month wait. Needles to say I didn't get the permit nor the pistol.