Saturday, March 24, 2007

Don't Mess with Texas

From the Post Chronicle:

Texas Legislators Expand Self Defense
By Staff
Mar 22, 2007

Texas lawmakers have approved a broad self-defense law that expands the use of deadly force against attackers to locations outside the home.

Supporters say the new legislation will strengthen a resident's right to defend not only his home but also while in his vehicles and businesses.

The proposal passed the state Senate unanimously, 30-0, last week and the state House of Representatives, 133-13, on Tuesday.

Texas Rep. Joe Driver, R-Garland, the lead sponsor of the measure in the House, said Tuesday, "With the enactment of this bill, law-abiding Texas citizens can defend themselves against criminal attack in their home, car or business without having to worry they will be prosecuted."

Works for me.

1 comment:

Now is said...

This basic plan has some merit but I can see where this might get out of hand.