The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit was faced with a constitutional question involving the People and the Second Amendment of the Constitution in United States v. Jimenez-Shilon. The issue was whether 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5)(A), (the Statute) which prohibits illegal aliens from possessing firearms, violates the Second Amendment. Relying on the historical context of the Constitution and prior Supreme Court caselaw concerning the Second Amendment, the Eleventh Circuit held it does not. While this case was one of first impression in the Eleventh Circuit, the constitutionality of the Statute has now been litigated in nine of the twelve circuit courts in the United States.
"Ready. Aim. Fire! The Eleventh Circuit Takes its Shot at the Second Amendment’s Application to Illegal Aliens,"
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