When an American is convicted of a crime and completes his/her sentence should the state or federal government be authorized to permanently or in anyway restrict their second amendment right to protect their property, family or community? EX: It is 11PM on a Friday night somewhere in America. There a father, wife and two children watching a movie (plant of the Apes) in the den. The daughter heads to the kitchen for popcorn when she hears a loud noise upstairs. As she runs towards the den to alert her father there is a stranger descending the stairs while another enters through the garage door. The state and federal government says "this" man cannot protect his person, family or property because he was previously convicted of a crime 15 years ago though he has long since completed his sentence. More than 13 million Americans are arrested each year with varying outcomes. Should the man in the scenario above not be allowed to protect his family because of a previously completed conviction?