Gun Rights for Illegal Immigrants?
While liberals everywhere will be spending the next few weeks exploiting the tragic murder of two journalists in Virginia, they will simultaneously, undoubtedly be celebrating the promise of gun rights for their favorite, infallible demographic: illegal immigrants.
Mariano Meza-Rodriguez, a citizen of Mexico, was arrested in August 2013; a .22 caliber cartridge was found in Meza’s possession. Appropriately, he was charged as being in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5), which forbids illegal immigrants from possessing firearms in the United States.
However, in the new America we live in, Illegal immigrants are neither expected to follow the law of the land nor are they capable of doing any wrong. As Jeb Bush said, their presence in America is an “act of love.”
Meza-Rodriquez then challenged the indictment by claiming “§ 922(g)(5) impermissibly infringed on his rights under the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
When the case finally reach the The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appealsm, they stated the following:
“Undocumented immigrants can be part of “the people” protected by the Bill of Rights”
“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 Richard Easterbrook and Joel Flaum.
Though Mr. Meza-Rodriquez will still be charged with the crime, the language used in the decision will undoubtedly open up doors for similar appeals.