President Donald Trump issued an executive order Monday protecting Law Enforcement Officers, Judges, Prosecutors and Their Families.
“Some who face or have received an adverse judicial decision have sought to intimidate or punish judges and prosecutors with threats of harm,” the order states. “Moreover, judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers are symbols within our communities of law and order and may be targeted for that reason alone. And at times, family members of public servants have become victims.”
“Last year, a former litigant before a Federal judge in New Jersey tragically murdered the judge’s 20-year-old son and critically wounded her husband,” the order continues. “Judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers’ resiliency in the face of the danger they regularly face is an inspiration for all of us in public service.”
As one of Trump’s last executive orders to sign during his presidency, the order’s purpose is to remove “undue obstacles” law enforcement officers and prosecutors face when getting a concealed carry license, plus adds to the protection of prosecutors and judges.
“It shall be the policy of the United States to remove any undue obstacle preventing current or retired Federal law enforcement officers from carrying a concealed firearm as allowed under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004,” according to the order.
Click here to view the full order signed by President Trump.