I've never owned a firearm, but have been wanting an old percussian cap revolver for a while now. But I have a few questions: 1. I don't need to bother getting a permit for it or the ammo since both federal and NC state laws consider it an antique firearm? 2. What if I buy the revolver or ammo over the internet? Then would I have to have a permit if the company is located in a state with more restrictive laws? 3. Is this something where it is better to be safe than sorry, and just go through the hassle of getting a permit anyway?