Unconstitutional Advocacy for Gun Rights for Illegal Immigrants – Intercessors for America

Should those who are here illegally be able to own firearms? A U.S. District Judge thinks so.

From The Federalist. In what can only be described as an affront to every American citizen, an Obama-appointed judge granted foreign citizens the ability to use guns while illegally present on U.S. property.

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U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled on March 8 that a federal law prohibiting illegal immigrants from owning guns is unconstitutional, arguing the law did not adhere to the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen that stipulated gun control laws must fit historical tradition.

The case was brought after Heriberto Carbajal-Flores, an illegally present foreign citizen, was charged for illegally possessing a gun. But Coleman argued that since Carbajal-Flores’ criminal record does not involve “improper use of a weapon” or violence during his arrest, Carbajal-Flores does not pose a risk to public safety and therefore he shouldn’t “be deprived of his Second Amendment right to bear arms in self-defense.”

But someone who broke the laws of the land and is illegally residing here is not entitled to the same rights that the Constitution secures for U.S. citizens. …

The Second Amendment reads: “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 Supreme Court ruled in D.C. v. Heller that “the people” refers to “all members of the political community.” Foreign citizens are by definition members of a different political community. …

The topic was also argued more than a decade ago in a different case, with a panel of the Fourth Circuit ruling in U.S. v. Carpio-Leon that “illegal aliens are not law-abiding members of the political community and aliens who have entered the United States unlawfully have no more rights under the Second Amendment than do aliens outside of the United States seeking admittance.” …

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(Excerpt from The Federalist. Photo Credit: artas/Getty Images via Canva Pro)

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