Justice with Judge Jeanine is back from holiday vacation and better than ever! Politicians and political races dominated the show before break but thankfully they have come back with stories worthy of a show called Justice. This week, Judge Jeanine speaks with former Marine, Ryan Jerome. He’s a jeweler who is licensed to carry a gun in Indiana. He went to NYC with thousands of dollars worth of gold and was arrested for carrying a firearm. He faces up to 15 years in prison. His case is still pending, but I think it’s nonsense. I don’t understand why it is so hard for law abiding citizens to have weapons. The criminals have easier access. Tighter laws won’t make it any harder on the criminal element just on those who need protection from them.
I can take my Ohio drivers license and use it to drive a car in NYC. If I drove a car in NYC no one would be safe. Way too much traffic for my small town nervous system. Drivers licenses cross states because a specific state said we are qualified safe drivers. So I don’t understand why a gun license doesn’t work the same way. A car or a gun can be a deadly in the wrong hands.
I experienced a loss with an accidental shooting when my brother was killed. He and his best friend were at the firing range that day with the chief of police. They went home and were cleaning their guns. Thinking their guns were clean my brother said, “I bet I can draw faster than you.” He and his friend drew their weapons and my brother was shot in the heart. Dead on arrival at the hospital. His friend thought he had cleaned his gun. It was an accident. My brother and his friend were 19 at the time. I still like guns and own one. People are killed accidentally in car accidents every day so are we going to try to make it harder to own a car?
People always get upset when they turn on the news and hear a crazy person went on a shooting spree; they start screaming for stricter gun laws. How will that help? Those who set out to kill will find their weapon of choice. It’s the potential victims that suffer. We need to stop punishing and making it harder on the good guys!
People tell me that my rescue dogs are overly aggressive and that because of the dogs, no one will try to rob me. I always say they don’t have to worry about the dogs, I’ll shoot the intruder before the dogs have a chance to bite.