In August 2013, Mariano Meza-Rodriguez, a citizen of Mexico, was arrested for carrying a .22 caliber cartridge. Because he had no documentation to prove he was legally allowed to be in the U.S.; he was found to be in violation of U.S. law pertaining to illegals possessing firearms.
The specific law he broke, in this instance, was 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5) that states:
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“It shall be unlawful—for any person—who, being an alien—is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.”
Meza-Rodriquez was indicted on this charge but decided to file an appeal. His challenge to the law was: “by claiming “§ 922(g)(5) impermissibly infringed on his rights under the Second Amendment to the Constitution.” Thankfully, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, rejected Meza-Rodriquez’s claim and upheld the indictment.
Meza-Rodriquez’s appeal of the District Court’s decision meant the case would be heard by the 7th Circuit. On August 20, they ruled in Meza-Rodriquez’s favor. Despite the law the Seventh Circuit Court ruled that illegal immigrants have Second Amendment rights too.
Wait, did you read that right? The court is saying that an illegal immigrant who is in this country illegally had Constitutional rights. The decision was written by Judge Diane Wood “for a panel that included Judges Frank Easterbrook and Joel Flaum,” according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
In working the Meza-Rodriquez case, Judge Wood used certain aspects of a 2008 case known as the District of Columbia v. Heller. She stated the Heller case indicated it supported the view “that all people, including non-U.S. citizens, whether or not they are authorized to be in the country, enjoy at least some rights under the Second Amendment.”
According to Breitbart News Wood elaborated by saying:
In a post-Heller world, where it is now clear that the Second Amendment right to bear arms is no second-class entitlement, we see no principled way to carve out the Second Amendment and say that the unauthorized (or maybe all noncitizens) are excluded. No language in the Amendment supports such a conclusion, nor, as we have said, does a broader consideration of the Bill of Rights.
Once again the judicial system in the United States has mocked the law of the U.S. and proven that they are anti-American and unconstitutional in their rulings. Only in America can an illegal immigrant have Constitutional rights while veterans have their rights trampled on.
In May of last year I reported that, “NY deputies seize Navy vet and retired, decorated cop’s firearms.” The reason Donald Montgomery’s firearms ended up being confiscated was for simply going to the hospital complaining of insomnia. The doctors discharged him with a diagnosis of “depression and insomnia.”
Montgomery returned to the hosptial 48 hours and was admitted. The doctors then erroneously reported him as an “involuntary admission,” triggering the SAFE Act reporting provision. Because Montgomery was deemed unstable by the hospital staff after his hospital stay; Suffolk County deputies showed up on his doorstep to seize his firearms on May 20.
In Jan. of last year a U.S. Justice Foundation lawyer stated that “Veterans primary target’ of gun-grab, Obama’s ultimate goal disarm all Americans.” The government and judicial system of our nation are working over-time for stricter gun-control. It’s been proven time and again this is their ultimate goal.
It seems like almost every time a murder happens in America, anti-gunners cry out to disarm all Americans. However, if those who believe in our Second Amendment rights will continue to stand strong we will preval. Hopefully we can continue to defeat the draconian laws politicians wished to inflict upon us.
Suggested gun-related reading:
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- Gun owners revolt in Connecticut, fail to register firearms, magazines
- Haslam’s ‘policy maneuver’ kills Tennessee’s open-carry bill
- Tennesee Democratic Party Chairman calls state gun bill ‘Wild West’ legislation
- New Vermont gun law allows for confiscation of firearms
- Connecticut Carry defies lawmakers, to ‘either enforce or repeal’ gun ban
- ‘Gun confiscation efforts’ by Calif. AG hit firearms owners hard
- Law professor believes Second Amendment permits strong gun control
- Alabama sheriff wants to use his ‘pre-cog’ ability to decide who gets a gun permit