Skip to comments.Bill to Outlaw "Castle Doctrine" [semi-satire]
Posted on 12/05/2020 9:57:02 AM PST by John Semmens
In Texas, State Representative Terry Meza (D-Irving) has introduced HB196. Her bill would repeal the state's "castle doctrine." This doctrine allows a homeowner to use deadly force against an armed intruder who breaks into his home.
"I'm not saying that stealing is okay," Meza explained. "All I'm saying is that it doesn't warrant a death penalty. Thieves only carry weapons for self-protection and to provide the householder an incentive to cooperate. They just want to get their loot and get away. When the resident tries to resist is when people get hurt. If only one side is armed fewer people will be killed."
Meza was quick to reassure that her bill "would not totally prevent homeowners from defending themselves. Under the new law the homeowner's obligation is to flee the home at the first sign of intrusion. If fleeing is not possible he must cooperate with the intruder. But if violence breaks out it is the homeowner's responsibility to make sure no one gets hurt. The best way to achieve this is to use the minimum non-lethal force possible because intruders will be able to sue for any injuries they receive at the hands of the homeowner."
"In most instances the thief needs the money more than the homeowner does," Meza reasoned. "The homeowner's insurance we reimburse his losses. On balance, the transfer of property is likely to lead to a more equitable distribution of wealth. If my bill can help make this transfer a peaceful one so much the better."
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Hey State Representative Terry Meza - I have a crap load of guns. If I go to your house tonight will you give me all your stuff without resisting?
WHAT A FREEKING JERK!!!!!!!!!!
Texan bovine excrement!!
Are you sure this is satire?
If this appeared in either slimes it would surprise me not in the least.
It is satire people, John is an expert at that.
Should be working for the babylon bee.
All y’all realize this is satire, right?
It even says it in the headline.
The fact it so close to reality as to be more a forecast of the near future is just chilling.
Semi-satire. My post was how I would react if it was true.
I think the best way to solve this thorny redistribution problem is to quickly let the thief have some of your ammo at, say, 3200 feet per second.
>>My post was how I would react if it was true.<<
Semi-satire post to semi-satire piece.
*shrug* why not? :)
You have to admit this one is frighteningly prescient.
The proposed legislation is real.
It is not satire. Not one little bit.
Hostium nostrorum, quaesumus, Domine, elide superbiam: et eorum contumaciam dexterae tuae virtute prosterne. Per Dominum.
Crush, O Lord, we beseech Thee, the pride of our enemies: and prostrate their arrogance by the might of Thy right hand. Through our Lord.
I finally found your original article. I had no idea that many of the quotes attributed to Meza were satire. It is being quoted all over Facebook as factual. Her actual quotes are indeed horrible. I am hopeful that common sense will prevail against her ideas.
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