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Aug 30 2015

Judge Rules Illegal Aliens Have Right to Bear Arms

Every now and then the judicial oligarchy finds a reason to uphold the Second Amendment:

People living in the United States illegally have a constitutional right to bear arms but are still barred from doing so by a separate law, a federal appeals court ruled.

I don’t know what’s crazier: pretending that people in the country illegally are entitled to constitutional protections, or asserting that the constitutional protections are irrelevant anyway because laws supersede the Constitution.

The three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling Thursday in a case involving Mariano Meza-Rodriguez…

Meza-Rodriguez had a bullet in his pocket when he was arrested for a Milwaukee bar fight.

Federal law prohibits people in the country illegally from possessing guns or ammunition. Meza-Rodriguez argued that the charges should be dismissed because the law infringes on his Second Amendment right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa rejected that contention on the broad grounds that the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to people in the country illegally. Meza-Rodriguez was ultimately convicted of a felony and deported.

The 7th Circuit panel, however, ruled unanimously Thursday that the term “the people” in the Second Amendment’s guarantee that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed also applies to those in the country illegally. The ruling, which applies in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, conflicts with opinions from three other federal appellate courts in recent years that found the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to people in the country illegally.

“We see no principled way to carve out the Second Amendment and say that the unauthorized (or maybe all noncitizens) are excluded,” Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote.

But the panel upheld Meza-Rodriguez’s conviction, saying the federal ban on people in the country illegally possessing weapons remains valid. Wood wrote that the right to bear arms isn’t unlimited and the government has a strong interest in preventing people who have already broken the law by coming to the country illegally from carrying guns.

So foreign invaders have a right to bears arms in our country, but that right will be ignored. If they can ignore the phony rights of illegal aliens, they can ignore our real rights.

This legal conundrum could be solved easily by enforcing immigration law, as could a large number of other problems.

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21 Responses to “Judge Rules Illegal Aliens Have Right to Bear Arms”

  1. MicahStone says:

    “Judge Rules Illegal Aliens Have Right to Bear Arms”
    —Kate would advise against that — except SHE’S NOW DEAD FROM AN ILLEGAL WITH A GUN.

  2. MicahStone says:

    “Judge Rules Illegal Aliens Have Right to Bear Arms”
    —Kate would advise against that — except SHE’S NOW DEAD FROM AN ILLEGAL WITH A GUN.

  3. 762x51 says:

    This is a new attack vector against the 2nd Amendment. The Progressives can gin up sentiment against the 2nd by claiming illegals have this right so they can get it repealed or restricted.

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE EVIL OF THE PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.

  4. 762x51 says:

    This is a new attack vector against the 2nd Amendment. The Progressives can gin up sentiment against the 2nd by claiming illegals have this right so they can get it repealed or restricted.

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE EVIL OF THE PROGRESSIVE AGENDA.

  5. Bodhisattva says:

    Do non-citizens in the U.S. have U.S. Constitutional Rights? Do illegal aliens in the U.S. have U.S. Constitutional Rights?

    Was the law that bars illegal aliens from having guns and ammo passed as part of a back door attempt to sneak in gun control?

  6. Bodhisattva says:

    Do non-citizens in the U.S. have U.S. Constitutional Rights? Do illegal aliens in the U.S. have U.S. Constitutional Rights?

    Was the law that bars illegal aliens from having guns and ammo passed as part of a back door attempt to sneak in gun control?

  7. Daniel says:

    You have to know that there is a very high likelihood she and her family are all Democrat/Liberals… or were at the time. Who knows if this is enough to change their minds. I am reminded of the liberal minded people who travel to the middle east to protest Israel only to find themselves attacked by Muslims.

    In the liberal mind is a fatal flaw which says “it can’t happen here, to us or to me because it doesn’t and it hasn’t therefore it won’t.”

    That fatal flaw… was fatal.

  8. Daniel says:

    “Selective Endorsement”

  9. Daniel says:

    You have to know that there is a very high likelihood she and her family are all Democrat/Liberals… or were at the time. Who knows if this is enough to change their minds. I am reminded of the liberal minded people who travel to the middle east to protest Israel only to find themselves attacked by Muslims.

    In the liberal mind is a fatal flaw which says “it can’t happen here, to us or to me because it doesn’t and it hasn’t therefore it won’t.”

    That fatal flaw… was fatal.

  10. Daniel says:

    “Selective Endorsement”

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  12. Dan Howe says:

    All people in the US have Constitutional rights, with some limitations (e.g voting). This has always been so. Illegal aliens and felons have only been barred from possessing firearms since the Gun Control Act of 1968. Before that, a convicted murderer could finish his sentence, walk out the front door of the State Prison, cross the street to the gun store, and buy a pistol. Some people, I daresay some people here, believe that GCA 68 is unconstitutional.

  13. Dan Howe says:

    All people in the US have Constitutional rights, with some limitations (e.g voting). This has always been so. Illegal aliens and felons have only been barred from possessing firearms since the Gun Control Act of 1968. Before that, a convicted murderer could finish his sentence, walk out the front door of the State Prison, cross the street to the gun store, and buy a pistol. Some people, I daresay some people here, believe that GCA 68 is unconstitutional.

  14. 762x51 says:

    Try the reverse, go to Mexico illegally and see how owning a firearm goes. Prison anyone? Also in Mexico, citizens must show a government issued, photo ID in order to vote, weird huh?

  15. 762x51 says:

    Try the reverse, go to Mexico illegally and see how owning a firearm goes. Prison anyone? Also in Mexico, citizens must show a government issued, photo ID in order to vote, weird huh?

  16. 762x51 says:

    Just look at the father of the reporter murdered in VA. He is now a shill for the Progressive gun control agenda. There is no gun law that could have prevented those murders yet he is pushing for more laws. You just can’t fix stupid.

  17. 762x51 says:

    Just look at the father of the reporter murdered in VA. He is now a shill for the Progressive gun control agenda. There is no gun law that could have prevented those murders yet he is pushing for more laws. You just can’t fix stupid.

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