I have been trying to become a gun owner for almost a year now to no avail. The problem is 18 years ago I was charged with a misdemeanor of recieving stolen property. Recently I went back to my hometown, paid the $60 and filed the paperwork to get it overturned. I even had a letter from the chief of police vouching for me and I was still denied by the judge and the D.A. Now, I dont know what to do. I really didnt want a teenage mistake to follow me forever and I also wanted a firearm to protect my family and my home. Can anyone give me any ideas or am I just stuck? Thanks very much.