15 years ago when I was 18 I pleaded guilty to a felony count of receiving stolen property in Massachusetts. I had forgotten all about it since there was no jail time or community service involved, just some probation. I didnt even realize it was a felony until recently. I got denied to purchase a handgun in Florida, where I live now. The only reason I can think of is because of the mistake I made 15 years ago. I have not been in any trouble since, I've always held a steady job, I've done voulenteer work. I'm not a bad person, I just made a mistake. I have seen on the internet possible fixes such as getting the case expunged, record sealing, trying to reopen the case and have the charges changed to a misdemeanor or possibly a pardon. I work with law enforcement all day and want to start shooting for sport with some of them which is why I tried to purchase the handgun in the first place. What can I do to get my right back and clean up my record? I am also worried that without fixing it I could lose my job if it ever came up.
Thanks in advance for any help / clarification on this.