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Federal Court Rules Illegal Aliens Have 2nd Amendment Gun Ownership Rights

By Brian Anderson | They don’t even have a right to be in this country, but a US Court of Appeals has ruled the illegal aliens have gun ownership rights. I’m not really sure how that works and as you will soon see neither do the federal judges on the panel that made the ruling.


First, a little background: There is a federal law that bans illegal aliens from owning or possessing firearms and ammunition. Mariano Meza-Rodriguez is an illegal alien who was arrested for assault in 2012. He was found to be in possession of a single .22 caliber round, which violated federal law. He was convicted and deported to Mexico. As a convicted felon, he is banned from ever entering the US again. He challenged the conviction saying it violated his 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.

Now here’s the preposterous decision courtesy of JSonline:

In the case of a Milwaukee man deported over a single .22-caliber cartridge, a federal appeals court ruled last week that even unlawful immigrants can be part of “the public” that enjoys a Second Amendment right to keep a gun for self-defense.

Unlawful immigrant? Sweet euphemism, bro.

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said even undocumented immigrants can be part of “the people” protected by the Bill of Rights, though it upheld the man’s conviction on a specific law that prohibits most such people from having guns.

“It is now clear that the Second Amendment right to bear arms is no second-class entitlement, (and) we see no principled way to carve out the Second Amendment and say that the unauthorized (or maybe all noncitizens) are excluded,” Judge Diane Wood wrote for a panel that included Judges Frank Easterbrook and Joel Flaum.

“No language in the Amendment supports such a conclusion, nor, as we have said, does a broader consideration of the Bill of Rights.”

Well, actually the 2nd Amendment is a right reserved for US Citizens. Here’s the exact wording:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The militia is the sum total of the people (citizens) of the free state (America). A right belonging to “the people” is reserved for US citizens. Our Founding Fathers didn’t create a document to assert worldwide human rights; they wrote the Constitution to preserve the rights of the citizens of the country they fought so hard to establish.

I know liberals have a lot of trouble understanding the 2nd Amendment, but it is painfully obvious that this right (among other things) is for US citizens to be armed in the protection of the US.

The screwy thing here is, the Court of Appeals upheld Meza-Rodriguez’s conviction and also ruled that illegal aliens are like the mentally ill, domestic abusers, and convicted felons in that they can be banned from owning firearms. So basically, illegal aliens have a 2nd Amendment right to gun ownership except that they don’t because they are banned from gun ownership due to their legal status. Makes perfect sense to me. Not!

I kind of feel like this confusing ruling is from some activist judges that want to open up all American civil rights to illegal aliens. You know, like voting rights and such? They don’t really want to put guns in the hands of illegal aliens because they hate gun ownership, but they do want to lay the groundwork for getting them in the voting booth to cast ballots for democrats.

Bob Whitaker 2016

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