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brantheman March 28th, 2007 12:01 AM

Bang, I shot you dead.
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070327/...deadlyforce_dc

Yay! Now I can shoot the homeless people at the intersections downtown who knock on my window!!!

Well, not really, but still...I saw this law coming :p

HardcoreKeith March 28th, 2007 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brantheman (Post 216415)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070327/...deadlyforce_dc

Yay! Now I can shoot the homeless people at the intersections downtown who knock on my window!!!

Well, not really, but still...I saw this law coming :p

No, but you can shoot the carjacker who's trying to pull you out of your car GTA style while he points a handgun at you.

God bless Texas.

Beer_Monkey March 30th, 2007 06:11 PM

I dont understand

" The exception was in the case of an intruder unlawfully entering a person's home."

Surely this would be normal in texas

Aphrodite March 30th, 2007 06:36 PM

Well have to wait for Cowboy to come on....

Beer_Monkey March 30th, 2007 07:34 PM

he'll put us right

Aphrodite March 30th, 2007 07:45 PM

Yeah, he knows about Texas stuff :p

URBAN_COWBOY April 1st, 2007 02:10 PM

Ok, let me chime in here and let everyone in on a little more insight to this law. Basically, a few years ago (don't know the exact timeframe) Texas put into affect the "justification" law. Basically, if you came on my property and I was threathened, I could legally pop a cap in your ass. However, the catch to this law was that I had to "run away first." I had to show the fear and attempt to difuse the situation. Not anymore. If I feel threatened at all, I can just shoot you. It's called the "castle" law. You know, a man's home is his castle and he has the right to defend it if necessary. This is not a right to just shoot anyone. Basically what it does is give the victim the appearance of justified unless otherwise proven not to be. If I shoot someone, but he is unarmed and there is no evidence that he was attempting to break into my home, I go to jail for murder.

To see part of this law in effect. Recently, a woman was charged in TX with manslaughter. She was in the front yard in her boyfriend's truck bumping uglies when her husband came home. Well, instead of admitting what she was doing, she claimed rape. Husband shot the boyfriend dead. He was not charged because with anything because at the time of the shooting it could reasonably be determined that he thought his wife was in danger. She however, was charged with manslaughter.

Aphrodite April 1st, 2007 04:52 PM

Thanks for clearing that up Cowboy ;)

rk237 April 1st, 2007 04:56 PM

Good for Texas.

Beer_Monkey April 1st, 2007 05:00 PM

nice

If a Burglar cut himself here he could sue you


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