"I live with a constant heightened sense of awareness," said John R. Adams, a federal judge in Ohio who began taking firearms classes after a federal judge's family was slain in Chicago and takes a pistol to the courthouse on weekends. "If I'm going to carry a firearm, I'd better know how to use it."
Overall, when judges and prosecutors are seen to enforce just laws equally, personal danger is low (never gone completely, of course). But in these times, as the obvious double standard in the way (for example) Michael Vick is treated versus Dick Cheney becomes more obvious, judges and prosecutors are not seen as the upholders of the law, but merely enforcers of the tyrants. It is understandable that patriots might see them as part of the problem rather than a solution to the injustices occurring daily across the land.