I had an expungment in WA state and now live in MI. I want to purchase a firearm in Michigan but am getting conficting info. I spoke with 2 michigan attorneys and they stated that it is as if it never happened if it was expunged. I spoke with the NICS/FBI who do the actual checks and they say that this is not the case. That I need a pardon from the govenor of Washinton State. My attorney from WA who helped me said that I need to check with a Michigan attorney which I already had. The lady at the NICS/FBI said it is still on my record and that expungment only removes it from Washington State. I looked at WA State Patrol website and it is indeed gone. I am very confused now since I understood it would be updated from WA to the federal databases. It was a class C felony 13 years ago. Washington state requires that you get your firearm rights restored to get a firearm in Washinton but my understanding was that it did not apply to outside WA.
Any guidance would be appreciated.