I'd like to own an M1 Garand, but I don't know how to get started. I don't know my state laws (i don't really live in CO). I know about packing.org but it doesn't tell me what I need to know. For an M1 Garand, i wouldn't really use it, maybe a shooting range every once in a blue moon, but its more to hang it above the mantle and admire the craftsmanship. I know there's pleny of places to buy them, m1garand.com, gunbroker, gunsamerica, etc. But, I don't really know what to look for, or how to acquire one. I mean, to buy one, it has to be shipped to a store with a federal firearms license. But, I'm just a nobody, I bet a local store wouldn't let me have it shipped to the because they don't know me. Also, I don't know anything about gun safety or usage, I've never taken a class. So, where do I get started?