Far-left actor Ron Perlman on Thursday tweeted that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a New York law requiring gun owners to demonstrate “proper cause” for concealed handgun licenses is “for whites only,” Fox News reported.
It isn’t clear whether Perlman took into account that Justice Clarence Thomas — the only black justice on the high court — wrote the majority opinion.
“The constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees,” Thomas wrote, adding that “we know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need. That is not how the First Amendment works when it comes to unpopular speech or the free exercise of religion. It is not how the Sixth Amendment works when it comes to a defendant’s right to confront the witnesses against him. And it is not how the Second Amendment works when it comes to public carry for self-defense.”
Perlman deleted his tweet less than 30 minutes after posting it, Fox News said — but some folks didn’t let his faux pas go.
“Why’d you delete this, @perlmutations?” one Twitter user asked the actor. “Did you figure out a Black man is responsible for the decision? It’s like some of you are getting dumber in real time.”
Another user added, “A decision written by a black guy is “FoR wHiTeS OnLy”? Ok…”
Another Twitter user wrote “Damn bro that’s crazy, but look at this racist I found that needs calling out!” Interestingly the user — @FDippity — posted the same screenshot of Perlman’s tweet that @RonnieA1983 shared above, but Twitter slapped a warning label on @FDippity’s screenshot:
“A comfortable white liberal calling out a ‘racist’ SCOTUS decision written by a black man who actually suffered through the Jim Crow south,” writer David Asman reacted to Perlman’s antics. “Americans won’t buy any more of this crap.”
Another user quipped, “Somebody introduce Ron Perlman to Judge Clarence Thomas.”
“I think the real question here is, why does Ron Perlman, a rich white guy, want to deny minorities the ability to own a firearm?” another user added.