May 13, 2005

Judges now packing heat

After the Fulton County Courthouse shootings in Atlanta back in early March, more judges in Georgia are carrying weapons.

The sheriff of one county said since then officers have given guns to eight Superior and State Court judges. Police said some judges have also asked for some firearms training.

State law allows judges to carry guns in court. And one judge said while a few of his colleagues have always carried weapons, more are now bringing their own guns to work.

One judge said he likes having his gun with him because it gives him "a great deal of confidence" that he'll complete the day.

After all, as Dredd likes to say, the Judge IS "The Law."

Posted by mhking at May 13, 2005 11:36 PM
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