ThinkProgress justice editor Ian Millhiser never fails to deliver the hottest takes, and on Tuesday he declared that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is “a bad man.”

Why is he a bad man? Because only a week after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Thomas delivered what Millhiser considers “a pro-gun rant.”

So, what exactly was this pro-gun rant? It’s what justice editors at other publications would properly call a “dissenting opinion.”

The plaintiffs in Silvester v. Becerra argued they should not be subject to California’s 10-day “cooling-off” period because they either already own guns or have concealed-carry licenses, which inspired this “rant” by Thomas:

“Common sense suggests that subsequent purchasers contemplating violence or self-harm would use the gun they already own instead of taking all the steps to legally buy a new one in California.”

Wow, is this guy an unhinged gun-nut or what?

Not to mention:


TFG: ThinkProgress toolbag Ian Millhiser calls for a new election if gov shuts down, gets DRAGGED