What was the meaning of the word infringed in the 2nd Amendment?

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    This is a very simple discussion just on the topic of what did the Founders mean when they used the word infringed in the 2nd Amendment.

    Discuss, if you can!

    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
     
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    Not taken away without good reason.
     
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    just wait until they start applying that logic to speech and assembly
     
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    They've been doing that all along.
     
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    and that makes it a good thing? something you approve of?
     
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    I would argue that any right should not be taken away without good reason. If it is explicitly said "not to be infringed" I would take it that any RESTRICTION on that right has to have an OVERWHELMING compelling reason.
     
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    It depends on the reason of course.
     
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    this is settled constitutional law folks.


    There is NOT ONE scotus member who says gun laws are unconstitutional.
     
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    and who gets to decide the reason?
     
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    The people.
     

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