What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Florida
I was arrested for felony theft in Florida in 1980 and served probation until 1985 with adjudication withheld.
Sometime around 1992 I tried to purchase a rifle but the instant check refused the purchase.
I have not tried again since, but would now like to purchase a gun for home protection.
As I understand it (from dozens of hours of research) my civil rights should have been AUTOMATICALLY restored after I completed my probation. My gun owner rights should have followed three years later, since adjudication was withheld.
When I tried to purchase the rifle however, seven years had passed since I was off probation. Why was the purchase denied?
Am I legal to own a gun or not?