Monday, September 07, 2015

Do non-citizens have 2nd Amendment rights?

Are non-citizens part of the "people" who have a Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms?  Most courts have ruled they do not have such rights.
"Non-citizens have a right to bear arms, even if they are in the country illegally, the Seventh Circuit ruled late in August. The ruling overturns a district court finding that the Second Amendment doesn't protect unauthorized aliens. In so holding, the Seventh created a split with the Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Circuits, all of which have ruled otherwise."

1 comment:

  1. As long as a non-citizen is not a violent criminal nor mentally unstable, I wouldn't deny them the option of armed self-defense. If they're in the country illegally, they've nullified any right to keep and bear arms in Texas or the U.S.A. In the words of Eastwood's character, Josey Wales, "That's just the way it is.".