Newt speaking at a NRA rally

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    At 04:45 in the video newt said the second amendment rights shall not be abridged, what does he mean "abridged"? The second amendment does not say anything about rights being abridged. It says shall not be infringed. You see the word abridging used in the first amendment.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWsE9jvwjLA]Second Amendment; A Political Right; Historic Context; Not about Hunting! - Newt Gingrich - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Not important in the least.
     
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    Words have meaning does abridged mean exactly the same thing as infringed? In the context of the Bill of Rights?
     
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    It means he's been giving tons and tons of speeches and swapped the words around.

    nothing more, nothing less.
     
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    It's a common transposition.

    The word 'abridging' appears in the first amendment.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.​

     
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    I did mention that in the OP. However with the founders words have certain meanings, if the founders meant abridged to mean the same thing as infringed why didn't they use the same word (either/or) in the first and the second?
     
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    Maybe, maybe not.
     
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    I find it suspicious that a man can defend the passage of the NDAA which takes rights away, and talk about other rights being protected.
     
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    You wanna see how I feel about Newt Gingrich? :


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