This from CNN.com: Mel Gibson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge Thursday and was sentenced to three years' probation, the district attorney's office said. I don't know a thing about California law, but it seems weird that somebody can get more than 1 year for a "misdemeanor" conviction. The article further says that he only pled to two misdemeanors to get his three-year sentence, so that must mean that one of those misdemeanors carried a sentence of more than one year. Which would make it a "felony" under both Georgia law and federal law, right? Which means that Mel Gibson is now prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition anywhere in the USA? And if he did possess a firearm in Georgia, we could prosecute him as a "convicted felon" with a firearm? This is just referring to Mel's ability to keep whatever firearms he may already have. As an admitted alcoholic, he cannot legally buy a firearm from an FFL dealer because one of the questions on the #4473 form deals with alcoholics and drug addicts, right?