If you are a felon, you are not legally allowed to have a gun.
If you have one, you may quite well end up in jail.
Now what if someone who was a felon had reasonable fear that their life was in jeopardy?
Should they get a gun?
That is their choice.
It is not an envious one.
Say what you will but felons have the right to protect themselves.
People often assume cops will simply go out of their way to save everyone.
That is not even close to the truth.
The stone cold truth is that felon or not, the only one who can save you is you.