On August 20, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in United States v. Mariano A. Meza-Rodriguez. This case addresses two interesting questions:
- Do non-citizens have Second Amendment rights?
- Even if they do have such rights, can the government criminalize the possession of guns by illegal aliens?
...In the wake of Heller, the Second Amendment has become an area of significant litigation, but there are still many unsettled areas of the law. For example:
- Can use or possession of so-called assault weapons be prohibited in all circumstances?
- Can handguns be prohibited in student housing on public university campuses?
- Can the government prohibit or impose burdensome regulations on the manufacture and sale of certain or all firearms?
- How difficult can state and local government make it for individuals to license their firearms before the regulatory regime becomes unconstitutional?
- Can government bar illegal aliens from possessing firearms?