Memphis Judge Makes Defendants Write ‘Essays’ On Why They Need A Gun

BOCA RATON, FL - OCTOBER 21: Susan Kushlin poses with a concealed-carry handbag that her company, Gun Girls, Inc., created for women that enjoy guns on October 21, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Her line includes bullet jewelry, handbags, belts and custom logo apparel with some of the items priced at $35 gold-toned bullet belts, $20 dangling gun earrings, $76 pink concealed-carry handbags and $21 rhinestone-studded tank tops. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • Shelby County General Sessions Court Judge Bill Anderson responded to criticism over his decision to release alleged murder Edio White, 18, with zero bond, in a media appearance on Thursday.
  • During the interview, Anderson held a stack of notebook papers toward the camera and called them “essays” about gun ownership that he requires defendants to write before they are granted bond.
  • “These are my essays that I get from every single defendant,” said Anderson (pictured above). The judge requires defendants to write essays explaining why a young person in Memphis would desire to carry a weapon, the outlet reported.