had some one ask me the other day about buying/selling handguns privately or from person to person. i really had to admit i didn't know what the proper steps were to be honest. i know its all good with long guns. i think one (the buyer) has to get a permit to purschace a handgun from there sheriff just as if you were buying from a dealer? is this correct? if so what is the "punishment" if one was to buy or have a handgun with out getting that "permit to buy?"