In this western, a circuit judge uses his pistols to reinforce his judgments. He travels to one of his towns and finds that it is being run by a land baron. Trouble erupts when the judge tries the baron's son for murder. Though the townsfolk have been bullied into backing the baron on all matters, the judge still manages to find 12 courageous jurors to ensure a fair trial. Eventually the whole town, including the baron, rallies around the judge.