SonOtheSouth, it's not that we don't want to help. We do. Unfortunately, the only way we can help is by steering you to a lawyer. A good lawyer may be able to get the felony expunged, gun rights restored, or maybe even a pardon. You're unlikely to accomplish any of those without the services of a competent lawyer.
If you're thinking about getting a gun, you should be very concerned about what federal law has to say on the matter, because a violation of the section I quoted above is punishable by 10 years in prison. See 18 U.S.C. § 924
A gunfight is not the time to learn new skills.
If you ever have a real need for more than a couple of magazines, your problem is not a shortage of magazines. It's a shortage of people on your side of the argument. -- Art Eatman