I was busted with coke over 10 years ago. It was dropped to a misdemeanor. Can I own a gun.
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I agree with the above answer- if it is just a misdemeanor, you can own a gun. Only a felony conviction would prevent you from owning a gun.
In addition to that, it sounds like you are eligible to have your record sealed! If you haven't been in trouble since the drug charge and it has been 5+ years, you can petition the court to have your record sealed so that the drug charge does not show up on private background checks and you can legally deny the arrest and charge ever having existed if asked. I'd recommend speaking with an attorney about having a motion to seal filed so that drug charge is off your record forever.
A misdemeanor drug conviction won't prevent you from owning a gun. But don't shoot any bears, coyotes, or mountain lions; keep your pups close instead.