I found Dan Christensen’s article ” Firepower Beneath the Robes” very disturbing. Not because he reported that judges were seeking the legal right to carry concealed weapons for their own defense, but because they were seeking that right above and beyond non-judicial personnel. As a member of not one, but two state Bar associations, I am reminded with each Bar Journal about the need to address the public’s negative perception of lawyers and the legal system.

What could be more arrogantly elitist than reserving the fundamental right to self defense to judges, while denying it to American citizens under threat of police guns?

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