This law makes me wish I lived in Texas

March 29th, 2007

The best part of the new self-defense law passed in Texas is this:

The law also provides civil immunity for a person who lawfully slays an intruder or attacker in such situations.

The average person would be shocked by how often a burglar, viagra sale mugger, rx or rapist (or his surviving relatives) successfully sue the intended victim in civil court. Yes, you can be sued for shooting or otherwise injuring someone who broke into your home with the intent to harm you or your loved ones. The only problem I have with the above language is that it would encourage the homeowner to make sure his assailant was dead. I hope the actual law applies whether you kill the criminal or not.

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