The issue raised here is the "shall not be infringed" clause. Taken literally, the convicted and the mentally impaired would have unfettered access to weapons. Since even this place generally thinks that is a bad idea, then "infringement" is accepted and embraced by society and the courts. So now we are debating not IF infringement should occur, but under what conditions and to what extent that infringement occurs. This is an entirely different discussion. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!