Judge Judy was talking some sense this week during an appearance on ABC’s “The View.”
Though the septuagenarian supports Michael Bloomberg for president, she made it clear that she and the former NYC mayor don’t see eye to eye on one’s right to keep and bear arms, at least as it relates to carrying concealed firearms in the public square.
“I am not a Michael Bloomberg surrogate,” said Judge Judy. “We may not agree on everything. I have always felt that the bad guys will always get guns. I was involved in criminal justice for a quarter of a century before I got this great gig that I have now.”
Judge Judy went on to say that she and her husband, Jerry Sheindlin, who is also a judge, both obtained concealed carry permits in the past.
“There was a time when both Jerry and I had carry licenses and carried guns,” she explained. “He actually carried a gun before I did… I always felt a little bit safer when I was walking in the streets with Jerry, it was late at night, we were walking home, that he was carrying a gun.”
This cuts against remarks Bloomberg made in the aftermath of the attack at the Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas last month, during which an armed parishioner shot and killed a gunman after he had murdered two churchgoers.
Authorities believe the perpetrator would have continued taking innocent lives had it not been for the armed parishioner and the security personnel that backed him up. Following the incident, Bloomberg criticized the notion that armed citizens can stop killers in the act and save lives.
“It’s the job of law enforcement to carry guns that kill,” declared Bloomberg. “We just can’t let the average American have guns in a crowded place…gun control saves lives…”
Unfortunately, Judge Judy supports Bloomberg’s gun-banning agenda and believes there ought to be prohibitions on certain semiautomatic firearms and magazines of a specific capacity.
She said, “You have a Second Amendment. It’s never going to change… [BUT] I personally don’t think anyone in this country needs a gun capable of shooting 100 rounds in sixty seconds.”
And then, toward the end of the segment, she really went off the rails when she described Bloomberg as “an honest” man.
“Mike Bloomberg is an honest man,” said Judge Judy, making a face like she was choking on a cue ball (I kid you not, watch the video embedded above). “And he’s always been for gun control. But he’s not taking away people’s Second Amendment rights, I don’t think. I’ve never heard him say that.”
Eek! Judge Judy needs to start reading GunsAmerica! If she did, she’d soon realize that her pal Mike is wholly dedicated to taking away the 2A rights of law-abiding citizens.
Anyway, Bloomberg is currently polling at 5.8 percent nationally, sitting in the fifth position behind Biden, Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg, according to RealClearPolitics.