The Lawgiver was the name given to the weapon of the Mega-City One Judges and other Judge forces, including those in Calhab[1].

Mega-City OneEdit

The Mega-City One version was in use as early as 2080[2]. It was visually distinctive for the selection dial enabling the user to override the onboard computer and select from a range of ammunition types[3].

The Lawgiver was programmed to accept only its owner's palm-print. If an unauthorised person tried to use it, an explosive charge would detonate, either killing or maiming the person[4][5].

The viewfinder had a minimum range of 200mm and zoom facility increase to 2,000 mm for long range and could track target types (human, armoured human, light machine, heavy machine or human and machine), velocity rating, magazine level indicator and shell identity (GP, RR, I, AP, G and HE)[3].

Shell TypesEdit

It was equipped with the following types of ammunition:


  • Flash strobe head, stored in the boot pocket of the left leg[3]

Mark Two LawgiverEdit


A completely black Mark II Lawgiver

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It was equipped with the following type of ammunitions:

Mark Three Lawgiver prototypeEdit

Judge Joe Dredd took the Mark Three on field trials in 2136[9]. Its voice recognition response time was eight hundredths of a second faster than the Mark Two. It was felt that the hotshot was too indiscriminate, so the round was switched for the electro-shock stunner as standard issue.


Worlds of 2000ADEdit

2000 AD and Lawgiver copyright Rebellion Developments Ltd A/S 2020


  1. Calhab Justice (story) Part One, Judge Dredd Megazine 2.10
  2. Judge Dredd Year One: City Fathers, Chapter One
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Judge Dredd's Law-Giver, the Justice Gun, 2000AD Prog 34
  4. Judge Dredd: The Wreath Murders, 2000AD Prog 24
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Judge Dredd: Secur-O-Pod Heist
  6. Judge Dredd (Daily Star): Sus-Animation
  7. Judge Dredd: Antique Car Heist, 2000AD Prog 8
  8. Judge Dredd: Tour of Duty - O Little Town of Bethlehem
  9. Judge Dredd (series): Dark Justice Part One, 2000AD Prog 2015
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Judge Dredd: Ripe, Judge Dredd (IDW) Number 1
  11. Judge Dredd: Cover Me, Judge Dredd (IDW) Number 2
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 The Lawgiver - Judge Dredd & the Worlds of 2000AD Roleplaying Game
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