Yesterday, in his opening statement at his confirmation hearing, Brett Kavanaugh spoke at length about his love for his daughters. He is a proud father. At the end of his hearing, as he got up to leave, he was approached by Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter, Jamie, in the massacre at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last February. Mr. Guttenberg outstretched his hand to say hello to Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh listened for a few seconds, then turned on his heel and walked away.

Kavanaugh is an absolutist on the subject of gun rights. He doesn’t believe that the Congress or state legislatures should restrict gun ownership in any way, shape, or form. The Founders, after all, did not ban assault weapons. They did not ban 3-D printed guns or bazookas or civilian ownership of shoulder-fired missiles.

Just another reason to hope that this heartless man is not confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court for the rest of his life, where he can be counted on to oppose abortion rights, health care, gun control, environmental regulation, and every other progressive legislation of the past century.