This idiot got caught.
Letting a 6 year old handle an unloaded firearm may scare some people - pointing it at a camera is not a great idea - but I don't see that it's such a big deal. Educating youth about firearms is important. As for him being a felon, that could mean just about anything, however, the article does say that he has a long criminal history, so he doesn't sound like the best guy in the world. He also had the dreaded "SKS assault rifle." The media wouldn't know an assault rifle if it bit them on the ass.
This is the trash that the media peddles to make gun owners look bad, despite the fact that he shouldn't have owned firearms in the first place.