Federal Court: Illegal Immigrants Donít Have the Constitutional Right to Own Firearms
Posted on May 8, 2012 at 2:58pm by Buck Sexton Buck Sexton
(AP)- A federal appeals court says illegal immigrants donít 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. He was ordered held by immigration authorities at the Natrona County Detention Center in Wyoming.
Federal Court: No Constitutional Right to Bear Arms for Illegal Immigrants
An attorney for Huitron-Guizar appealed the case, saying illegal immigrants are not excluded from possessing firearms like felons and people who are mentally ill, and should have the same rights as U.S. citizens to buy a gun for hunting and protection.
The 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Monday that illegal immigrants have only limited protection under the Constitution.
Huitron-Guizarís attorney, Ronald Pretty of Cheyenne, Wyo., says he plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.http://www.theblaze.com/stories/federal-court-illegal-immigrants-dont-have-the-constitutional-right-to-own-firearms/