I was arressted for possession of an illegal firearm nearly 5 years ago. This is the only conviction I have ever had and it was only an air pistol (although under UK law it was classed as a firearm in the 5a category I believe, which is apparently a full power firearm!). Since then I have never had any contact with the police or gotten into any more trouble (nor do I intend to!). Since then a friend of mine has married an American girl and moved to California. He is constantly asking me to come and visit him and I would love to. I was wondering if there was any chance of United States immigration allowing me to get a visa? I don't feel comfortable lying on forms and don't particularly want to take the risk!