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Words Mean Things – And The Word INFRINGE Means Something

Home - by - January 11, 2013 - 23:59 America/New_York - 13 Comments

Blur Brain-

 

“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?

molonlabe

 

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?

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» 13 Comments

  1. Unruly Refugee

    January 12th, 2013

    We use the word “encroach” in land surveying to explain a trespass or intrusion.
    Brown’s Boundary Control And Legal Principles defines it as: “Intrude; trespass; to gradually take possession or rights of another.”

    Another surveying term I am reminded of is “adverse possession”, which, according to Barron’s Law Dictionary, must be “actual, visible, open, notorious, hostile, under claim of right …”
    Sound familiar?

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  2. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    January 12th, 2013

    I am a feelin infringed herea!

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  3. Bad Brad

    January 12th, 2013

    FreeMan , No Bro, the magic word is “disenfranchised”. Seems to set off all kinds of bells and whistles. But maybe only for communists. Go figure.

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    January 12th, 2013

    I agree that most people will probably take option #2 (linked page) but that will turn into option #3 when the feds try to confiscate said illegal weapons.

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  5. Blink

    January 12th, 2013

    Strange timing. I looked up the definition of infringe this morning. 1)to actively break the terms of a law, 2) act to limit or undermine (something, a law)

    The definition of Regulation was also interesting. Regulation creates, limits or controls a right.

    To my mind to limit or control a right is to infringe upon that right and gun control law is unconstitutional and thereby unlawful.

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  6. Typical Liberal

    January 12th, 2013

    Nice of you guys to make it clear that your guns are more important than other people’s lives.

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  7. Typical Liberal

    January 12th, 2013

    Jefferson was an evil capitalist racist; he’s dead now. Let us live in a cool world now. Mmmmkay?

    Now you swear by the Constitution, buy BOY, I can remember those halcyon days of constitutional shredding when “the constitution is not a suicide pact” the wisdom of inbreded wingnuts like you guys.

    Duh.

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  8. Typical Liberal

    January 12th, 2013

    I know you hillbillies are not educated nor very smart. You don’t know shit about history. I am one of your worst nightmares since I teach classes on gender, racism and ethnicity.

    Groovy.

    And yes, I frack my students. Duh. Same sex sexuality has been reported for every animal species, OK? We have adequate data and let tell you wingnuts: it is quite common among all primates. All primates routinely engage in wide range of non-reproductive sex.

    They call me lion.

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  9. Bad Brad

    January 12th, 2013

    Good Night Katchecon.

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  10. LOL

    January 12th, 2013

    Nytol

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  11. AvgDude

    January 12th, 2013

    When some gun-grabbing turdbag throws out the lame argument that the second amendment applied to muzzle loading rifles, after I tell them that they’re a moron, I tell them the following:

    1. In 1776, both the best technology available to the British government troops was muzzle loading rifles. So the second amendment guaranteed access to guns of equal power to the weapons used by government troops.

    2. Now, government law enforcement agents have access to a whole array of weapons the average person couldn’t even dream of owning like true automatic assault weapons (like MP5s), grenade launchers, grenades, body armor, silencers, etc…

    So the second amendment has already been been curtailed terribly by the fact that the government has a significant firepower advantage over any individual member of the public living within current laws. So, if anybody has been screwed by the current interpretation of the second amendment, it has been the law abiding, gun owning public.

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  12. Dadof3

    January 12th, 2013

    More lives are saved than lost and more crime is prevented by having guns at our disposal than being empty handed – so the premise is backwards to say we don’t care.

    Anyone who wants guns banned is the one who doesn’t care about good people being victinized by thuggery. You are the evil one in all this.

    The adage of “If only one life is saved it’s worth it” applies to HAVING guns better than not. So you lose that logic. stfu lib, you’re evil and don’t like free people.

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  13. Dadof3

    January 12th, 2013

    If you want to go back to the first National infringement don’t you have to start with the NFA of 1934?

    Before that you go back to the racist-based anti-gun laws meant directly for the freed slaves.

    Anti-gun laws were first born from racism.

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