First, before I begin, I know that we focus on the way things are, not the way I want them to be. Having said that, this arises from a discussion I had recently with a friend over at the VFW. Let's start with the Second Amendment: "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." And, the definition of infringe: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infringe Again, I get it that the way things are are the way they are independent of what I would like, but based on the wording of the Second Amendment and the definition of infringe, aren't things like a background check, completing a Form 4473, etc, considered to be infringement of sorts and, therefore, unconstitutional, based on the wording of the second amendment? I cannot take credit for this idea, my friend has been troubled by it, I should think, maybe decades by now, but it seems that his thought process has at least some merit???