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Federal Court: Illegals Can't Own Guns

May 08, 2012  | 

A federal appeals court says illegal immigrants don't have a right to own firearms under the U.S. Constitution.

Emmanuel Huitron-Guizar of Wyoming pleaded guilty to being an illegal immigrant in possession of firearms after his arrest last year. His attorney appealed the case, saying illegal immigrants are not excluded from possessing firearms like felons and people who are mentally ill, reports ABC News.

The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Monday that illegal immigrants have only limited protection under the Constitution. The issue was not addressed in the 2008 Heller decision that overturned the District of Columbia's handgun ban.

In its ruling, the court disagreed with Huitron-Guizar's claim that Congress may not "discriminate against non-citizens by not allowing them to have all the constitutional rights that United States citizens have."

Read the full ABC News story.

Tags: Illegal Immigration, Second Amendment, Federal Appellate Courts


Comments (7)

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Morning Eagle @ 5/9/2012 12:44 AM

"discriminate against non-citizens by not allowing them to have all the constitutional rights that United States citizens have."

What is so hard for these non-citizens and their lawyers to understand that they are not entitled to any rights under OUR Constitution except to be treated humanely and it is not discriminatory to refuse to allow them to go armed? Especially if they are in the country illegally to start with. Wonder what rotting log this attorney crawled out from under to file this appeal.

Frank @ 5/9/2012 4:44 AM

I don't understand this one! This country gives them everything else why not guns? They have access to everything at my expensive. C'mon Obama Administration that's discrimination. I hope your not racial profiling here. Remember one famous politician words, Illegal is not Illegal.

Fed Cop @ 5/9/2012 6:18 AM

Wait! Wait! Eric Holder and DHS Sec Napolitano haven't entered the picture yet. My guess is that those two will overturn the court's ruling. They'll just tell Barry O to write an executive order to make it legal. He's done it in the past, why stop now?

Tom Ret @ 5/9/2012 7:37 AM

The latest BS from the left is that if you use the word illegal then you are being racist which dehumanizes these poor people. The left must be going nuts now that the court used the I word and said that illegals can't have guns.

Frankj @ 5/9/2012 9:25 AM

@Tom Ret. Call me a racist then. I fail to see where Cultural Diversity in this country has help us one bit. Its cost this country Billions and the Feds around the 70's decided to chose workers by their race and not by their work experience or education. I recall an HR telling me I had to submit a report after interviewing a female for a position. This Department was afraid of a lawsuit and is now SOP for interviewing all minorities. The only minority that got screwed and is still getting screwed is the Native American Indian.

Jenny @ 5/9/2012 12:30 PM

Frankj 5/9/12 9:25 a.m.

A M E N !!!!!!

HANK HILL @ 5/10/2012 7:35 PM

ILLEGALS SHOULD NOT EVEN BE HERE LET ALONE OWN ANYTHING!

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