Texas Castle Doctrine
Posted in the Las Cruces Forum
#1 Jan 21, 2013
I don't know if "beer running" is a problem in Las Cruces, but it has been for many years in El Paso. Paying customers pay for these thefts by paying higher prices.
After an El Paso convenience store clerk fired at a beer runner, Sheriff deputies apparently seized the shooter’s weapon without stating any legal grounds, unless the reporter is leaving out an an important part of this story. In Texas, Property owners now have to the right to shoot to kill thieves. Here are the relevant parts of the revised law:
A beer runner was shot and killed in Houston, and the shooters gun was not seized, nor was he arrested.
“In Houston early Friday, a 19-year-old convenience store clerk shot and killed a 52-year-old man who stole beer, according to police. The matter remains under investigation, but the clerk was not arrested….
"The Castle Doctrine is now the law, and this is Texas," said Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos. "If someone is invading your home or your place of business, you should not be obligated to retreat….”
#2 Jan 21, 2013
Hell, yeah, I'm all for that- "Stand Your Ground" Florida's with y'all!!
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