|Twice convicted of felonies, James Francis Barton Jr. faces charges of violating a federal law barring felons from owning guns after police found seven pistols, three shotguns and five rifles at his home south of Pittsburgh.As a defense, Barton and several other defendants in federal gun cases argue that last month's Supreme Court ruling allows them to keep loaded handguns at home for self-defense."Felons, such as Barton, have the need and the right to protect themselves and their families by keeping firearms in their home," says David Chontos, Barton's court-appointed lawyer.|
Leave it to some slip&fall lawyer to come up with this one...what next? Pedophiles will sue saying that they "need" to have kiddy porn because it's the only thing that keeps them happy?
The fact is a convicted felon has proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they cannot be trusted with a legal firearm. Their character and behavior obviates them from owning a gun - in spite of the 2nd Amendment.