Romoser: Bruen Was the Culmination of a Decades-Long Effort by Justice Clarence Thomas
By Grace Stevens
If the 74-year-old justice is reaping a bounty, it’s because he’s been planting seeds for decades. In particular, three issues have long motivated [Clarence] Thomas above all others. The first is guns. The second is rights. The third is race.
On guns, Thomas pioneered a robust interpretation of the Second Amendment before it became conservative dogma. As a justice, he first floated the idea that the amendment guarantees a “personal right” (his emphasis) to own firearms in a solo concurrence in 1997.
Continue reading Romoser: Bruen Was the Culmination of a Decades-Long Effort by Justice Clarence Thomas at The Truth About Guns.