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United States v. Flores

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Dec 16, 2011
663 F.3d 1022 (8th Cir. 2011)

Summary

agreeing with the Fifth Circuit

Summary of this case from United States v. Singh

Opinion

No. 11–1550.

12/16/2011

UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Joaquin Bravo FLORES, Appellant.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.Andrea K. George, AFPD, Minneapolis, MN, for appellant. Michael A. Dees, AUSA, Minneapolis, MN, for appellee.


Before WOLLMAN, MURPHY, and BENTON, Circuit Judges.

Joaquin Bravo Flores was indicted on a charge of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, in violation of 1023 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(5)(A) and 924(a)(2). Flores moved to dismiss the indictment, arguing that § 922(g)(5)(A) was facially unconstitutional in light of District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 128 S.Ct. 2783, 171 L.Ed.2d 637 (2008). The district court denied the motion, and Flores appeals. Agreeing with the Fifth Circuit that the protections of the Second Amendment do not extend to aliens illegally present in this country, United States v. Portillo–Munoz, 643 F.3d 437 (5th Cir.2011), petition for cert. filed (U.S. Nov. 2, 2011) (No. 11–7200), we affirm.


Summaries of

United States v. Flores

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Dec 16, 2011
663 F.3d 1022 (8th Cir. 2011)

agreeing with the Fifth Circuit

Summary of this case from United States v. Singh

agreeing with the Fifth Circuit

Summary of this case from United States v. Singh

agreeing with Fifth Circuit that Second Amendment does not apply to undocumented aliens

Summary of this case from State v. Aguayo-Ruiz
Case details for

United States v. Flores

Case Details

Full title:UNITED STATES of America, Appellee, v. Joaquin Bravo FLORES, Appellant.

Court:United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Date published: Dec 16, 2011

Citations

663 F.3d 1022 (8th Cir. 2011)

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