Federal Gun Ban for Undocumented Immigrants Upheld
A three-judge panel at the Ninth Circuit has upheld the federal ban on undocumented immigrants possessing firearms.
The case, U.S. v. Torres, involved an illegal alien who was arrested for possession of a firearm, a homemade silencer, bolt cutters, and a stolen bicycle.
Second Amendment Limitations
Notably, Torres married a U.S. citizen in 2012, but never applied for citizenship and remained undocumented. He moved to dismiss the charges at the district court on the grounds that the federal ban violated his Second Amendment rights, but was unsuccessful, then lost at trial. He was sentenced to 27 months and 3 years of court-ordered supervision, and now also potentially faces deportation.
Unfortunately for Torres, despite the Second Amendment having been ruled to apply to individuals, the appellate court agreed that limiting its application when it comes to undocumented immigrants cuts the constitutional muster. It explained that like other groups, such as felons, fugitives, those subject to restraining orders, and the mentally ill, some restrictions on gun ownership are reasonable.
Torres argued that the federal ban violated his constitutional right to bear arms, but after applying intermediate scrutiny, the appellate court ruled that the ban was within Congress’s power to implement. The court stopped short of deciding whether or not the Second Amendment applied to undocumented immigrants as it found that the ban would be upheld even if it did.
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Boston Mayor’s Office to Force Doctors to Identify and Document Patients Who Own Guns
Jan 10, 2018 by Jim Hoft
Joseph Stalin’s firearms registration and confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state.
Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur)
This video is a shocking reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people.
It’s no secret that Democrats are hoping to repeat this history here in the United States.
The Boston Mayor’s Office is pushing a new program to force doctors to identify and document patients who have guns in their homes.
They say it is so they can help the people.
So did Hitler and the Soviets.
Democrats will not stop until they have total control of your life.
The Biz Journals reported:
Here are three of the top goals for health care legislation outlined by his office:
Involving doctors in gun safety: This act would require medical professionals to ask patients about guns in the home, and bring up the topics of gun safety. The goal, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said, is to identify those at risk for domestic violence, suicide or child access to guns in order to guide people to mental health counseling, resources or other help. “We’re just asking them to help identify ways to save lives,” Gross said.
The fact that a patient owns guns would not be put in their medical record, and is not intended to have physicians help solve crimes.
Chief of Health and Human Services Marty Martinez said that while the program is already common practice at many of the city’s community health centers, legislation would broaden the program statewide.
Those Who Don’t Know History Are Destined To Repeat It
The Masterminds On The Left DO KNOW History And Manipulate The Useful Idiots To Repeat It
— Dr. Marty Fox (@DrMartyFox) March 24, 2018