Federal appeals court says illegal immigrants don’t have a right to own firearms under U.S. Constitution

Image: http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu/ Illegal immigrants can be prohibited from possessing firearms…

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Illegal immigrants can be prohibited from possessing firearms under laws passed by Congress that bar certain groups from gun ownership, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A three-judge panel in Denver agreed with a prison sentence imposed by a Wyoming federal judge on a Mexican national who pleaded guilty to illegal weapons possession.

In the opinion made public on Monday, the judges said even non-citizens in the United States on visas for legitimate reasons face restrictions on firearms possession.

“Even those admitted on non-immigrant visas … are prohibited from having firearms and ammunition unless they secure a special waiver or happen to be hunters or diplomatic or law-enforcement officials here on business,” the judges wrote.

Source: Keith Coffman for Reuters.

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  • Jman

    WoW No Sht….. Man the older I get it seems like the people who run this country or enforce the laws are getting dumber by the minute… WOW… I hate to say it but just like ROME we are crumbling at all of our infrastructor’s……

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    ILLEGAL that says it all !