A license/permit required to exercise certain or all 1st amendment rights
A license/permit required to exercise certain or all 2nd amendment rights
Registration requirement of some or all of your books and other 1st amendment related things
Registration requirement of some or all of your firearms and other weapons.
A ban on certain books,religions, what the press can report and etc.
A ban on certain weapons.
A ban on certain individuals from exercising 1st amendment rights
A ban on certain individuals form exercising 2nd amendment rights
A total ban on 1st amendment rights
A total ban on 2nd amendment rights
Perhaps you just dont understand what 'compllling state interest' means.
Nowhere near a valid comaprison, unless:It's like posting a guard at a door and not letting anyone in who doesn't have an invitation. You don't have to arrest everyone who asks to get in but doesn't have one.
-There is a compelling state interest in not letting people in w/o an invite
-On that basis, everyone's rights are infringed
-Trying to get in w/o an invite is a felony
Noen of these things are true, so the comparison fails.
Its ACTUALLY like, as noted before, creating laws against drunk driving, specifiying mandatory penalties for those that do, infringing on the rights of every driver on the road, and then refusing to prosecute those that are caught.
If someone shoots you, the government intervenes - but you're already dead!
So if the government wants to protect my right to life, it's perfectly appropriate to do so with preventive measures such as trying to keep guns out of the hands of those who might shoot me.
Now, you can argue that those measures are ineffective or unconstitutional, but they aren't inappropriate for protecting my right to life.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
that is what gun control does-it disarms many many more honest people than criminals and increases crime because armed citizens are a strong shield against criminal activity