Well, as it turns out, I have yet to respond to this thread...
What first comes to mind when seeing the poll question, namely:The first thought I have is "None!", but I shall proceed to examine each possible poll answer.What are reasonable restrictions/infringements on 1st and second amendment rights?
I take it as a given that there are as many opinions as to what those two amendments mean/are meant to mean/restrict/whatever as there are people.
Mine will be partially displayed here.
No. Not a good idea. I would think the majority of US citizens are of the opinion that any infringement on 1st amendment rights is a bad thing.A license/permit required to exercise certain or all 1st amendment rights
Now, here I think some very limited permit/license might be useful. Punishing violent criminals by taking away their rights to some or all weapons seems reasonable.A license/permit required to exercise certain or all 2nd amendment rights
Restrictions based on mental conditions seems a very gray area to me.
All other persons should have no restrictions, at most a 5ish min background check to ensure they are not a violent criminal, after which they can purchase the weapon.
Restrictions on who can carry concealed seem another gray area. What part of the constitution supports such?
Restrictions on how one can store, transport, and otherwise deal with a firearm they own seem another gray area. What part of the constitution supports such?
No. But I am sure some people want to restrict books that describe some things (what specific things depends on the person). Books never hurt anyone, but people getting ideas from books might. Is that the books fault? Or the persons?Registration requirement of some or all of your books and other 1st amendment related things
While I am opposed to this in some respects, the idea of preventing violent criminals from legally owning firearms seems reasonable, so a quick check to see if you are one...Registration requirement of some or all of your firearms and other weapons.
No. Blatant violation of 1st amendment.A ban on certain books, religions, what the press can report and etc.
Possibly a violation of the 2nd amendment. Opinions on what the 2nd amendment's wording mean are many and varied.A ban on certain weapons.
No. That would probably violate several other amendments, not to mention the 1st.A ban on certain individuals from exercising 1st amendment rights
As noted above, I find the removal of the firearm ownership right from violent criminals seems reasonable. Any other limitation would need very careful examination.A ban on certain individuals form exercising 2nd amendment rights
Additionally, the precise meaning of "2nd amendment rights" is constantly in dispute, if not in the courts, in the minds and thoughts of many persons.
Nah, that would probably violate the 1st amendment.../sarcasmA total ban on 1st amendment rights
Nah, that would probably violate the 2nd amendment.../sarcasmA total ban on 2nd amendment rights