Originally Posted by beastmode986
I couldn't even own a muzzle loader because under federal law its still a firearm. And what air rifle would ward off an intruder?
We called the nra and talked to a lawyer he said because its a class x felony it cannot be expunged...
There are PCP air guns that fire .45 caliber projectiles for hunting. I am not into them, but they are out there (not cheap).
IL is a strange place, but I have read (not a lawyer here) that the spouse of a felon can own and keep firearms in their home IF they can show that the felon cannot access the firearms, such as a safe that the felon can't access, etc. Failing this, perhaps you could find a range/club with on-site storage?
I encourage you to move someplace a bit more free.
I think you are confusing federal definitions of "firearm" with state definitions on the BP/muzzleloader issue; it is IL that is the problem, not BATF on that issue.