New York Judges

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by Malum Prohibitum, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

    NY: Judges allowed to pack guns under robes


    Judges allowed to pack gun under robes
    New York judges still urged to be 'patient, dignified, courteous'

    Saturday, July 15, 2006; Posted: 9:49 p.m. EDT (01:49 GMT)

    NEW YORK (AP) -- It's one way to assure order in the court.

    The New York state Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics has ruled that it is permissible for judges to pack a pistol beneath their robes while on the bench.

    "From an ethical standpoint, there is no prohibition ... barring you from carrying a firearm while performing your duties on the bench," the committee said in a decision published in this week's New York Law Journal.

    Judges would have to comply with existing laws to bring a gun into court.

    The committee was asked by one of the state's 3,400 judges whether it was "ethically permissible" to carry a pistol into the courtroom. And though it ruled in favor of pistol-packing jurists, the committee warned that judges must "be patient, dignified and courteous" to those appearing before the bench and behave in "a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary."

    How to achieve that while armed?

    "This committee believes that keeping your firearm concealed and safeguarded on your person while you are on the bench is advisable," the ruling said.

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  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

    But the commoners are not.

    The pro-gun forces do not give up easily. Even though defeated 12 times before, they are trying again for shall issue this year.


  3. Gunstar1

    Gunstar1 Administrator

    Anytime I see an article about some sort of gun bill and their is a Brady quote from them, I have a knee-jerk reaction to support the opposite of whatever they say.

    In fact, some bills that would probably have quitely died have been passed, thanks to their protestations in the media. I will admit that they will probably get their way in NY, just not in the red states.