Ok. Say a felon is released from prison & has to live with family who are responsible gun owners & perfect citizens. In a home invasion, someone busts in and shoots at will. The felon is the only person near the firearms at this time. Does the felon get the firearm & defend his & his family's life, or obey the laws set for him & everyone dies but the invader? This is not real just a thought that's racking my brain lol. I'm not a felon either.
Just as with all criminal law it varies from state to state.
In IL a felon can live in a home where there are firearms; the home owner or immediate family member has to have an FOID , and the felon can't have access to the firearms i.e. they have to be locked up.