kw5kw wrote:BBYC wrote:I hope I get picked one day. The government doesn't trust me to carry as a juror, so I don't trust the testimony of anybody who carries as a witness. ...
The sides in a civil trial can become quite heated, and in a criminal trial you have, quite possibly, a very violent person on trial for (fill in the blank).
I would not want to take the chance of anyone getting out of control in those very tight confines.
No, the only people who need to be armed in the courtroom is the bailiff and the judge.
I agree, but there should be an option for those of us who do carry to safely and securely store our firearms as we enter the secured area. Back in Tennessee, when we were bringing in an arrested person to the jail, we parked the car inside the sally port, walked the prisoner into a secured entry room, checked our handguns in a secure locker (and we kept the key), and then entered with the prisoner. The entry room was monitored by camera and a live person 24/7.
This was 20+ years ago, I'm sure the security of these setups are better now than they were back in the day. Why can't we have them in modern courthouses (and other government-required gun-free zones)?
Sorry to digress...I look forward to hearing a report on how the trial went. I've shown up many times, but never have been selected for a jury yet.