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|Do felons have the right of self-defense? If a felon is attacked by someone with a gun would he be able to use a gun in self -defense, if a gun was nearby, without being prosecuted? It seems to me that even felons should be able to defend themselves with the best thing available: a firearm. If we allow them back into society should we provide them with a body guard with a gun if they are not permitted to possess one themselves? Why do we restrict a felon's 2nd amendment right and not restrict his 4th amendment right? it seems that we are treating the 2nd amendment as a privilige if we can deny a part of the BIll Of Rights to someone. In many cases the felon didn't even abuse his 2nd amendment "right." I have a friend who is a felon for drunk driving. He can't have a gun but he has his license back. Yea, I know he can plead for his "rights" to be restored but that goes to the point we are treating the basic right of self defense, embodied in the 2nd amendment as a privilige. If felons can't be trusted to posess a gun then maybe they should all remain in prison even my friend convicted for DUI 3x.