"if you were arrested for an offense that is on the list of "you don't get no gun" offenses, then you may see your gun buying delayed while they look into it to make sure that you weren't convicted or that there aren't other issues.' Not correct. No conviction=no offense, regardless if you were arrested for anything. This is national, not regional, as it deals with a civil right. Also, the restraining order is pretty much universal among all the states now, but you have to have the order in force. It deals with purchase; they can't just bust in and confiscate your firearms without due process, which an RO is not. If you want to find out if you're ok to purchase a handgun, just go down and get a concealed carry permit from the sheriff's office. If you get that, you're not on anybody's "bad" list, and you aren't subject to the waiting period, either.