Hello all. I am COMPLETELY new at this and do not yet own a firearm. I live in a neighborhood that used to be peaceful and I don't have the means to move at the moment. I live in NYC and I do not know anyone who has a firearm or how to get permitted/licensed/etc. I've been searching online and maybe I'm using the wrong words or search terms. Is there anyone who can assist and tell me where/how to begin the process? Also, I would like to learn how to properly use a firearm-is it best to find someone who has one or to learn at a range or something else?