Why you should choose a holster with good retention

Alternate Title: How’s it feel to be on the other side of the fence?

A veteran Cook County judge was hit with a misdemeanor gun charge after sheriff’s deputies saw him drop a pistol last week in the lobby of the county’s main criminal courthouse, authorities said.

Judge Joseph Claps, who has presided over felony criminal cases at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, was reassigned last week to “nonjudicial duties” pending a meeting Wednesday of the circuit court’s executive committee, a spokesman for Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ office said.

Claps was walking in the lobby of the courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue on July 3 when two deputies noticed a handgun fall out of a jacket draped over the judge’s arm, according to a sheriff’s incident report.

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4 Responses to Why you should choose a holster with good retention

  1. SgtBob says:

    Some arraignments and trials I’ve covered, the judges with sense would have been packing. One trial a special investigator named Misty sat alone in a room with the door open and a straight shot (literally) at the defendant.

  2. POd American says:

    Special treatment fo a very special person (a judge); we all know we would receive the same gentle consideration.

  3. Tsquared says:

    He needs to get in touch with Dennis at Dragon Leatherworks…

    BTW: I really like my Fugly.

  4. loaded4bear says:

    Meh, this one doesn’t bother me. First, who among us hasn’t accidentally dropped their gun? Second, as mentioned above, I think judges should be allowed to carry wherever they want, to include their courthouse. The same holds true for prosecutors.

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