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In California, a misdemeanor conviction generally doesn't result in a gun
restriction. However, there are about 40 specific misdemeanor convictions that do carry a California ten-year firearms ban. SINCE you're past the 10 year period, you should be eligible UNLESS you were convicted of a domestic violence
If you were convicted under a domestic violence statute/law, FEDERAL law provides for a LIFETIME firearm ban and you can never legally own a firearm - - even if you get an expungement
because federal law pre-empts state law, and federal law specifically excludes people convicted of domestic violence offenses from ever being eligible to own a gun again.
Thus, as long as you were convicted of a NON-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE misdemeanor, and 10 years have passed, and you have received an expungement, then you should be eligible for gun ownership.
Here's a good link to read on this subject: http://www.gunlaw.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=33