At 5/6/07 06:54 PM, LazyDrunk wrote:
Hew may not have been afforded protection under the 2nd Amendment, and other Constitutional rights, with what not being a citizen and all.
A couple of pertinent supreme court opinions and rulings apply to that, then:
"“once an alien lawfully enters and resides in this country he becomes invested with the rights guaranteed by the Constitution to all people within our borders. Such rights include those protected by the First and the Fifth Amendments …” -- Concurring opinion of Justice Frank Murphy in Bridges v. Wixon
“Freedom of speech and of press is accorded aliens residing in this country” -- Bridges v. Wixon (1945) majority opinion
The ruling in Plyler v. Doe (1982) said that children of illegal aliens (presumably the children born out of the US) are entitled to public education.
I would think that the 2nd amendment does apply in this case?