I received a General discharge under other than honorable conditions 20 yrs ago (Not proud of that!!!!). I have had a conceal carry permit for a handgun for 15 yrs and have never been turned down on a gun purchase. Very recently I was just turned down for my 4th CCW permit because the ''FBI'' told the local courthouse that I was a ''deserter'' and had received a ''Dishonorable discharge'' which I did not. I have NEVER been in any trouble concerning the law and am what most would consider a model citizen! I am also looking to get an overseas contractor job and am afraid that this may affect me adversly! I made a Very bad mistake 20 yrs ago and don't feel that it should affect who and what I am since that happened! What can I do at this point and can they turn me down for my permit if my discharge wasn't a ''dishonorable''?