Clarence Thomas is at it again

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In an 8-1 decision today, the US Supreme Court held that a Federal law outlawing gun possession by domestic abusers subject to a court protection order, was constitutional under the Second Amendment.

In his opinion for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the the Second Amendment has limits. Hopefully, this is the end point of the Supreme Court’s extreme expansion of gun ownership rights by the conservative majority in the last two decades.

The lone dissenting vote and opinion was — unsurprisingly — by Justice Clarence Thomas. He wrote in his opinion: “The court and government do not point to a single historical law revoking a citizen’s Second Amendment right based on possible interpersonal violence.”

Justice Thomas went on to opine that domestic abusers subject to a restraining order, should not be subject to gun confiscation by the government, but by criminal prosecution.

Apparently Thomas doesn’t care if violent domestic abusers keep their guns to use against their victims or others, like the defendant had previously done in the case decided by the Court. Is there any doubt that Clarence Thomas is a huge canker sore on the Supreme Court and our society?

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