Court up­holds law deny­ing guns to peo­ple in US il­le­gally

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A U.S. ap­peals court in San Fran­cisco has up­held a law that pro­hibits peo­ple in the coun­try il­le­gally from pos­sess­ing guns. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals ruled unan­i­mously Tues­day that the law does not vi­o­late the Se­cond Amend­ment right to bear arms.

The judges said im­mi­grants who are armed and in the U.S. il­le­gally could pose a threat to officers try­ing to re­move them. They also said those im­mi­grants are hard to mon­i­tor and have al­ready shown they don’t re­spect the law.

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