First off, I am new to the forum...glad to find this one. I am 64 years old, no criminal record, no arrests etc.....I hold a current, in good standing, valid Georgia Real Estate license. I am having concerns about answering question 7 on the carry application. The last part of the question deals with "have you been convicted of carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location". Back in 1973, I had a shotgun in my truck in the gun rack inside the rear window...(gun was inoperable, trigger assembly had been removed as I was working on the part). The assembly was not in the vehicle, no ammo in the vehicle. I was on a Sunday afternoon ride and wound up visiting the Okefenokee Park. When I returned to my truck, an officer wrote me a ticket for having the gun in my truck. I was not arrested, gun was not confiscated, not handcuffed etc. A few days later, I received a letter from the court to appear or pay a $150 fine. I paid the fine. Never heard any more about this from that day. My question is, (1), will this show up in a background check? (2), should I answer YES to the question and use a separate sheet of paper to explain the situation? (3), how far does a background check go back? I have tried to search myself in county records and can't find anything about this.