More judges are carrying weapons than most people realize, even though attacks on judges remain rare, surveys and experts say.
The question of whether judges should be armed got renewed attention this week after an Ohio judge who was carrying a gun was shot outside his courthouse and fired back.
Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese is recovering from the shooting Monday in Steubenville, along the Ohio River roughly 30 miles west of Pittsburgh.
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