A felon or domestic batterer or disturbed person need only find a person with a clean background to buy a weapon for him.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) is a grifter and a wingnut, but is he possibly a felon too?
Burke and Schubert believe that adding to the list of felon profiles could close countless unsolved cases.
The Obama campaign charges that those filings prove Romney a felon or a liar.
If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, then maybe talk radio is the first refuge of felon.
The worst isn't over for the felon in the dock when the judge has finished the sentence; there's the 'drop' to come, after that.
He could not be Squire of Llanfeare; nor would he be a felon,—a felon always in his own esteem.
To tell her that her husband was a felon would kill her; and she would die if she remained in that close air.
So far as I knew to the contrary, my only child was mated to a felon.
She, with her six months' old baby, was treated with great severity and harshness at first, as if she were a felon.
late 13c., from Old French felon "evil-doer, scoundrel, traitor, rebel, the Devil" (9c.), from Medieval Latin fellonem (nominative fello) "evil-doer," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Frankish *fillo, *filljo "person who whips or beats, scourger" (cf. Old High German fillen "to whip"); or from Latin fel "gall, poison," on the notion of "one full of bitterness."
Another theory (advanced by Professor R. Atkinson of Dublin) traces it to Latin fellare "to suck" (see fecund), which had an obscene secondary meaning in classical Latin (well-known to readers of Martial and Catullus), which would make a felon etymologically a "cock-sucker." OED inclines toward the "gall" explanation, but finds Atkinson's "most plausible" of the others.
felon fel·on (fěl'ən)
A purulent infection or abscess involving the bulbous distal end of a finger. Also called whitlow.