Skip to comments.I doubt we'll see much "looting" in Texas
Posted on 09/22/2005 3:11:48 PM PDT by blogblogginaway
The Self Defense Laws Of Texas
The Texas Constitution Article 1 - BILL OF RIGHTS Section 23 - RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
Deadly Force in Defense of Person
"A person is justified in using deadly force against another if he would be justified in using force under Section 9.31 of the statute when and to the degree he reasonable believes that deadly force is immediately necessary to protect himself against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful deadly force, if a reasonable person in the same situation would have not retreated. The use of deadly force is also justified to prevent the other's imminent commission of aggravated kidnapping, murder, rape or robbery."
Defense of Another Person
"A person is justified in using deadly force against an attacker to protect another person if he would be justified to use it to protect himself against an unlawful attack and he reasonably believes his intervention is immediately necessary to protect the other person from serious injury or death."
Deadly Force to Protect Property
"A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect his property to the degree he reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to prevent the other's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, theft during the nighttime or criminal mischief during the nighttime, and he reasonably believes that the property cannot be protected by any other means."
"A person is justified in using deadly force against another to pervent the other who is fleeing after committing burglary, robbery, or theft during the nighttime, from escaping with the property and he reasonable believes that the property cannot be recovered by any other means; or, the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the property would expose him or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury. (Nighttime is defined as the period 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.)"
Protection of the Property of Others
"A person is justified in using force or deadly force against another to protect the property of a third person if he reasonably believes he would be justified to use similar force to protect his own property, and he reasonably believes that there existed an attempt or actual commission of the crime of theft or criminal mischief."
"Also, a person is justified in using force or deadly force if he reasonably believes that the third person has requested his protection of property; or he has a legal duty to protect the property; or the third person whose property he is protecting is his spouse, parent or child."
"It is not necessary that there should be actual danger, as a person has the right to defend his life and person from apparent danger as fully and to the same extent as he would have were the danger real, as it reasonably appeared to him from his standpoint at the time."
"In fact, Sec 9.31(a) [of the Penal Code] expressly provides that a person is justified in using deadly force against another when and to the degree he reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary."
Somehow I think you are right. :)
Right, 5 or 6 dollars per gallon instead of 3 if those refineries are damaged badly.
Perhaps, but downtown Houston looks pretty scary with people running lights and some minor civil disorder going on.
Some neighborhoods of Houston (5th Ward for example) are no better than areas of NO.
I am already on the look out for targets... I mean looters!
The use of arms to defend and protect you and yours is justifiable retribution. (Sounds good and I hope I'm right.)
Go ahead...make my day.
Makes me want to go to Texas just to see if I can help out -- with the looters, I mean.
you bet'cha! ;o)
"Those are not looters, they're just angry tax-payers." --Crazy Al
Fat lot of good that did them in stopping looting when the city was flooded!
I lived in Austin for a while and gotta tell you, I love that state. Just a culture of good and well intended, hard working, proud Americans (for the most part).
One last thing. IMO, Texans in general are very respectable proud people. They welcome strangers with good intentions and out those with malintent, sometimes with deadly force.
Ya'll be carefull, good luck and God Speed.
uh oh, don't tell hildy!
didnt say anything about looters. just agreed it would be different from Katrina. Hopefully someone learned from that.
MS-13 and its ilk are probably already working their way towards the targeted area. The problem here isn't going to be locals, it's going to be undesireables coming in from outside.
There's probably 250K Texans with Concealed Carry, active or pending, for a start. As for the number of guns in TX?
"If you take 17 million people in Texas and multiply that by about three, you've probably got that many guns." ~
Jim Brown, legislative director for the Texas State Rifle Association (speaking in 1997).
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