but legality does come up inevitably:
Thats fine for the feds but a state's laws can say otherwise.
that is a good point, but there is absolutely no way this convicted felon has any rights to these guns without a court order. period. he can't sell them, he can't give them away, he can't own them, he can't possess them, he can't share them, he can't designate them(without a court order signed by a judge), and he can't loan them. plus the rightful owner now came upon them legally.