Originally Posted by Mercator
And old enough to have an abortion. But not old enough to buy a beer for another 3 years. All age limitations are arbitrary and inconsistent.
There is no "unfettered" in 2A.
Our rights are secure. It is true that some states impose unconstitutional measures to limit the 2a rights. It is also true that other states and municipalities move to repeal those restrictions. This is how the republic operates.
Our freedoms are still envied by the rest of the world. I will likely not move to a gun-control state because of my chosen lifestyle, and there is plenty of room left for me and the like minded.
v. in·fringed, in·fring·ing, in·fring·es
1. To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate: infringe a contract; infringe a patent.
2. Obsolete To defeat; invalidate.
To encroach on someone or something; engage in trespassing: an increased workload that infringed on his personal life.
[Latin nfringere, to destroy : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + frangere, to break; see bhreg- in Indo-European roots.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
1. (tr) to violate or break (a law, an agreement, etc)
2. (intr; foll by on or upon) to encroach or trespass
[C16: from Latin infringere to break off, from frangere to break]
inˈfringement n inˈfringer n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
v. -fringed, -fring•ing. v.t.
1. to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress: to infringe a copyright.
2. to encroach or trespass (usu. fol. by on or upon): to infringe on someone's privacy.
[1525–35; < Latin infringere to break, weaken =in- in-2 + frangere to break]