When Kay tries to shoot Rookie Anderson in Dredd (2012), the gun self-destroys, because Judge guns are coded to their DNA. This fact should be well-known to Ma-Ma's clan, and Kay did mention earlier specifically that he had seen many Judges, and Anderson didn't have what it takes to be one.

Anderson doesn't appear to be using her psychic powers at that point, and it seems that her psychic powers don't include making subjects perform actions against their will, or she could've made Kay release her, shoot himself, stand in a corner etc.

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This is set up earlier in the film when they're in the elevator, with Kay stood between Dredd and Anderson.

Anderson: He's thinking of making a move on your gun.
Dredd: Yep.
Anderson: He just changed his mind.
Dredd: Yeee-up.

Which shows that Kay didn't know that it would be a fatal mistake for a non-Judge to try to use a Lawgiver. Dredd knows there is no danger from it (because of the security feature) so is unfazed by the threat.

This is perhaps understandable, given that regardless of how common a sight Judges are in Megacity One it's rare for a Judge to lose their gun and likely rarer still for anyone else to survive trying to use one. So it's very probable that this security feature isn't well known, even amongst hardened criminals (unlike in the Stallone Dredd film where it's known even to pawnbrokers).

Which is somewhat backed up by the point that Dredd specifically makes as they leave the Halls of Justice that losing her primary weapon would result in an immediate fail for Anderson during her evaluation.

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