About 2 years ago a situation near me in Spartanburg S.C. made national news, in part because of the Sheriff, Chuck Wright. (VERY pro 2A) Any rate a gentleman and his wife are IIRC asleep in bed and two masked men with guns come in through the window. The home owner grabs his wife's gun and shoots and kills both intruders. The Sheriff's Department investigates, and calls it a clean shooting, except for one problem. The home owner is an ex-con, who is not legally allowe to purchase, own, or handle a firearm, nor is one allowed to be in his residence, even if it's not his. Well from the story I'm getting from fellow at work who knows the shooters brother, the state and local LEO's weren't going to charge him at all, but the victim's families complained to the feds, so he was charged by them. He is headed to prison for 6 1/2 years for this. I don't know exactly what the charge is, but they kind of forced him into a plea deal. Said he was looking at 18 years if a jury trial didn't go his way. Personally I think if he could have gotten a decent lawyer, he should have taken it to trial. With the right jury I would think that there would have been a good chance of winning. It's just bullsh*t to me that someone is no longer allowed to defend his family and home with a firearm, just because they did something stupid years ago. I guess it's situation dependent, but I feel like ex-cons should be able to go back to the court after say 10 years of keeping their nose clean, and have their 2nd Amendment rights reinstated. Sorry, just venting. I hate it when doing the "right" thing is not necessarily the "legal" thing.