He is entitled to his opinion as wrong as it is.
His being the Judge at the Giffords trial means nothing to me and should mean nothing to anyone else.
He expresses himself as one man, one man who has a right to an opinion as do I.
His trying to use his office as though he should be considered an expert should mean no more than the opinion of any other American, but simply exposes his bias, and Judges should not be biased.
This is a sitting federal judge who has stated a bias against the Second Amendment. Having stated that bias publicly, he should recuse himself from every case that involves firearms from now until doomsday...which obviously wasn’t today.
Actually I find that part particularly ironic. By all rights Loughner should have been locked up as a public menace long before this happened. The justice system shirked it's responsibility because of his relationship to a public official. That made him our problem, and if they're going to make him our problem we're entitled to the tools we deem fit to deal with it. IMHO.