Well, Joe Mr. President Biden (that was the format he used to thank Vice-President Harris as he took the stand), I am glad to hear nothing “impinges” on the second amendment.
Unfortunately impinge means to intrude into an area, in firearms impinge usually refers to a firearms gas system. Where the gas intrudes into the bolt and moves it.
The word you’re looking for is infringe upon. Infringe; the action of limiting or undermining something. Shall not be infringed. These actions absolutely do that.
But I’m sure the speech will get better and we will hear a balanced, informative, and well reasoned approach to combating violence in our nation… right?
“But no amendment to the Constitution is absolute … From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning, the Second Amendment existed certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.”
Hit play and listen to it.. The 3:00 minute mark roughly… after the clumsy “Fire in a crowded theater” analogy that is as tired and worn out as can be imagined, he said you “couldn’t own any weapons you wanted to own.” Did we forget that the colonists had private cannon and Privateer ships!? Those were privately held. So what weren’t you allowed to own, Mr. President? Stuff that had not been invented yet?
It is not bizarre in the least to suggest that some of the things you’re recommending are infringing upon the constitution.