Monday, March 19, 2007

Deadly force bill now law

This is even more ridiculous than last session's booty shaking bill from last session: SB 378 provides for deadly force in defense of a person.

I guess the thought was: you can defend yourself if your house is broken into. However, under this bill:

  • If you see a person on the street getting groped, you can kill the perp.

  • If you're on a bike or one of those stupid looking segways tooling around town, and someone tries to rob you, you can kill them.

  • If you walk into a convenience store at 9:01, and it closed at 9:00, you're dead meat.

This is a bill that should've been (cough) killed in committee, but since it has support of 2/3 of each body, it's now law (or, at least after it's passed out of 3rd reading). It doesn't need Gov. Perry's signature. What's worse is that it got no debate.

Imagine this: you're Robert Talton, you're at Mardi Gras, and you see a group of guys trying to cop a feel on a drunk girl. You can spray buckshots on that crowd.

Conversely, if you get caught doing this twice within 31 days, under HB 8, which is now out of the Senate's Criminal Justice Committee, the state could put you 6 feet under.

This is why Texans are laughed for our cultural backwardness at in other countries, and by other countries, I mean other states.



At 11:48 PM, Blogger john said...

they need laws like this to protect us from all thes illegal.

At 2:37 PM, Blogger imasuit said...

Editor's note: please see similar comment and responses


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