Reasonable restrictions, eh? Okay, fine. Go to New York, apply for a pistol purchasing permit (which takes six months and the police can deny for any damn reason) get fingerprinted, background checked, and all that. Then when you have permission to purchase, go get your first pistol added to the permit before you can actually take possession of it (which can take six more months and, again, be denied for the police's amusement). Then, assuming you're actually successful, come back in a year and tell us if there's any way humanly possible they can make it any more difficult for you. The NY legislature would love to oblige, they've just run out of ideas. Oh, and be sure to go back the year after to re-register because the first permit was only good for three years.