I'm 27 now, but when I was 18 I got caught with 1 gram of marijuana in MA. I wasn't arrested or convicted but did have to go to court. My court ruling was nolo contendre or continued without a finding (and it would be removed from my record) so long as I completed 6 months of probation without any issues which I did successfully. When I was 24 or so again in MA, I was involved in an accident, found not at fault but I did have a Marijuana roach in my car and was given a $100 ticket for it. At the time it wasn't illegal in MA, but not legal either. Other than that the only legal issue I've had was misdemeanor disorderly conduct for telling a group of police officers to get up and stop a fight that they were just watching. I was arrested, spent about 4 hours in holding, In court I was told to pay a $140 fine. I know you guys obviously can't give me a definitive yes or no answer, but do I have a chance to buy a handgun in WA state? Also any good recommendations for a cheap ($3-400 hand gun)? I'm looking for something that's accurate, reliable, durable (as I hope to use it for open carry until I get my Utah and Florida concealed carry permit) so it'll basically be always on me. Main reason I want it is for self defense. Earlier this week at 130am someone broke into my house, luckily the simple alarm scared them but with the weather improving the hoodlums seem to be more active. It'd be my main gun though, used in target practice mostly. I'd prefer a gun that I can take to the range without spending a buck per round, but of course it does need to have a good stopping power. A bit heavy would be good so there's less recoil thus improving accuracy if god forbid multiple shots are required. I do go camping a lot in northern ID/cougar country so something with the ability to take one down in a few shots is ideal. Thanks and sorry if I'm long winded.