For John, BLUF: At the end of the day Judges need to be free to make a reasonable call. If they can't think then they should be removed. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Sometimes Judges do things we don't like. Here is a Judge making, IMHO, the proper decision. Remember that we have so multiplied the laws that it is easy to be "in violation". When a bad thing happens it is good to prosecute, such as having an illegal gun, which is a year in goal here in Massachusetts, if the DA doesn't plead it down and the Judge is steady.
This case, explained by blogger Eugene Volokh, here, is a different story. The police were acting like they had a quota. And the case of Mr Clayton Baltzer, cited, was just pathetic. Sometimes the DA should use his or her discretion, especially if the police fail to. Carrying an illegal gun is not one of them.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff