Parkland student: Clarence Thomas told me the Second Amendment ‘won’t be touched’
Kyle Kashuv, a high school student from Parkland, Fla., who has made waves in conservative circles since the February shooting at his school, says Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas assured him that the Second Amendment “won’t be touched” amid a renewed debate on gun control.
Kashuv tweeted a picture of himself with the conservative Supreme Court judge on Thursday night, saying that Thomas “told me about some of the cases he dissented on and how #2A won’t be touched.”
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 5, 2018
Thomas’s apparent remarks to Kashuv follow an op-ed in The New York Times from former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment last month.
In his op-ed, Stevens urged pro-gun control Parkland students and other demonstrators across the country to call for a full repeal of the Second Amendment, arguing that it would create more lasting and effective change to curb gun violence.
“The demonstrators should seek more effective and more lasting reform,” he wrote. “They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.”
Kashuv’s fellow students organized the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., last month to call for action against gun violence and push for gun control measures in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Kashuv said he wasn’t invited to speak at the rally despite being in favor of some gun reforms.
Seventeen people were killed in the Parkland shooting in February.