Justice Elena Kagan, appointed by Barack Obama, doesn’t think very highly of gun owners in America. In fact, at the Rahimi oral arguments, she commented that “it’s so obvious that people who have guns pose a great danger to others.” What is it about these gun-hating liberals? Do they see themselves as ready to fly off the handle when they have a bad day and murder people? Do they then extrapolate that to everyone else around them in a classic case of psychological projection? Possession of a tool does not make a person evil. An evil heart makes a bad person, not a gun on the hip.
Just like possession of a penis doesn’t make a rapist. And possession of a vagina doesn’t make a prostitute.
From page 89 of the transcript:
JUSTICE KAGAN: I’ll tell you the honest truth, Mr. Wright. I feel like you’re running away from your argument, you know, because the implications of your argument are just so untenable that you have to say no, that’s not really my argument.
I mean, it just seems to me that your argument applies to a wide variety of disarming actions, bans, what have you, that — that we take for granted now because it’s — it’s so obvious that people who have guns pose a great danger to others and you don’t give guns to people who have the kind of history of domestic violence that your client has or to the mentally ill or what have you.
Here’s the recording of the orals in the Rahimi case from Four Boxes Diner.