“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
Over the years we seen a gradual erosion of our absolute rights on many fronts. In the case of guns, it’s been widely accepted by those in power that as long as the government allows the people to own some sort of gun, that the 2nd Amendment right has been preserved.
What does “infringe” mean? Does the term mean a total ban?
Merriam-Webster defines “infringe” as encroaching on a person’s rights. The definition of “encroach” means to enter by gradual steps or stealth, to impede one’s ability to exercise their rights.
Is that not exactly what we have witnessed since the Gun Control Act of 1965?