The only things above I can agree with are to for sure
check the laws in the original posters state....
the part about it ranging from Misc... to serious felony are true for most states... but what about Alaska and Vermont?
I would not 'check with a lawyer' half the time they are worse than the local police with their knowledge and you are going to have to pay a good one to read your state's gun laws... which you should be able to find on line.
the bottom line is the original poster has not been back and so we don't know what state they live in.