GUN wtg texas

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  1. daviid

    daviid cell tower tech

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    browsing my google homepage and i first see this

    The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
    - Thomas Jefferson

    then i see this

    Texas signs new self-defense by gun law


    By Ed Stoddard
    DALLAS (Reuters) - Criminals in Texas beware: if you threaten someone in their car or office, the citizens of this state where guns are ubiquitous have the right to shoot you dead.
    Governor Rick Perry's office said on Tuesday that he had signed a new law that expands Texans' existing right to use deadly force to defend themselves "without retreat" in their homes, cars and workplaces.
    "The right to defend oneself from an imminent act of harm should not only be clearly defined in Texas law, but is intuitive to human nature," Perry said on his Web site.
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    The new law, which takes affect on September 1, extends an exception to a statute that required a person to retreat in the face of a criminal attack. The exception was in the case of an intruder unlawfully entering a person's home.
    The law extends a person's right to stand their ground beyond the home to vehicles and workplaces, allowing the reasonable use of deadly force, the governor's office said.
    The reasonable use of lethal force will be allowed if an intruder is:
    - Committing certain violent crimes, such as murder or sexual assault, or is attempting to commit such crimes - Unlawfully trying to enter a protected place
    - Unlawfully trying to remove a person from a protected place.
    The law also provides civil immunity for a person who lawfully slays an intruder or attacker in such situations.
    Texas joins several other states including Florida that have or are considering similar laws.
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    Sympathy for violent offenders and criminals in general runs low in Texas, underscored by its busy death row. The state leads the United States in executions with 388 since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    A conservative political outlook and widespread fondness for hunting also means Texans are a well-armed people capable of defending themselves with deadly force.
    It is easy to acquire guns over the counter in Texas and lawful to carry a concealed handgun with a permit.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN2721289620070327?feedType=RSS&pageNumber=2
     
  2. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    PanzerAce Active Member

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    is it just me, or is that a Steyr Aug with a Grenade launcher in the pictures?
     
  4. Phantomlord

    Phantomlord New Member

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    I was wondering when we would get word on Perry signing that :cool:
     
  5. bigboostdsm

    bigboostdsm New Member

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    From what I understand, Tennessee has a law in the works like this. Hopefully it goes through.
     
  6. lt1aggie

    lt1aggie what?

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    texas croo checking in!
     
  7. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    fl and tx ftw.

    LA? :x:
     
  8. IDMO

    IDMO OT Supporter

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    Moving to TX woot
     
  9. IHAVECRABS

    IHAVECRABS Diversity is our strength. LOLOL

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    Texas is like the holy Mecca of the US :bowdown:

    Way to go, Texans! :h5:
     
  10. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    Another reason for me to move there in a few years (once I'm done up hurr...)

    Nice weather, cheap real estate, guns and women. Yes, sir...
     
  11. YesterdaysGone

    YesterdaysGone Iced Out Platinum Member

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    we have "no retreat here" very comforting, i think a very fair law.
     
  12. thedude11

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    OOOOHhhh...... that's baaaaaad. Good luck with that. :big grin:



    Texas crew, signing in! :wavey:
     
  13. bigboostdsm

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    Sucks for you. I just bought a house in Knoxville, TN. I'll be out of here in June once it's built :bowdown:

    I will NEVER look back.
     

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