Texas State Lawmaker Opposing Deadly Force Bill Shoots Would-Be Thief

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    Texas State Lawmaker Opposing Deadly Force Bill Shoots Would-Be Thief

    Ah, but when the chips are down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold Fastwaker View Post
    "Miles, a Democrat, voted against a bill that gives Texans a stronger legal right to defend themselves with deadly force in their homes, vehicles, and workplaces.
    The so-called "castle doctrine," passed by the Legislature this year, states that a person has no duty to retreat from an intruder before using deadly force. The law goes into effect Sept. 1."


    Gee..he could have asked them nicely to leave the premises..lol
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    Obviously he didn't mean he has to retreat. Just you and me!
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    It is amazing to me that someone who understands why one would carry,has an additude of "It's right for me, but not right for the citizen."

    Well, I hope that we can encourage those in his district to get rid of this hypocrite... Texas has enough bad politicians that are in need of removal...
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    Typical elitist mentality.

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    bloody hypocrite! I guess he did not have to retreat but just started shooting. He gets to benefit from the castle doctrine provisions that he opposed in the first place.
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    I wonder if this would change a future vote of his.
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    It is funny that attitudes can change when one is looking into the eye of a dangerous situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Chief View Post
    It is funny that attitudes can change when one is looking into the eye of a dangerous situation.
    And it's sad how it takes a mugging, rape or worse to change the minds of some folks. This guy's apparently a former law enforcement officer. How could he possibly not appreciate the issue? Only answer: hypocritical elitist mentality.

    His official statement was pretty clear. Good for him. Better yet, good for everyone else whose rights he attempted to restrict.
    From the Houston Chronicle: 'Miles issued the following statement: "Citizens have the constitutional right to protect their homes, when it is prudent to do so, I also urge them to contact law enforcement immediately. Had I had the option of calling the authorities prior to the shooting, I would have done so but with my life in clear and present danger and being immediately threatened by a knife-throwing burglar, I had no choice but to fire for my own protection. While this incident is regrettable, I will as any citizen should, protect their homes and the safety of their families.'
    Though, I think we should take the above statement as one step shy of actually offering to protect the homes/safety of others, despite his previous occupation. Still, it's a sign. If nothing else, when the chips are down Texans now know the way he really feels. May they truly make him feel the heat next time the chips are down and his damned vote matters.
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    Yes, he needs to retreat and leave office. Hope the voting public takes notice and gets rid of this clown. He is not serving their interests.

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    Maybe I'm reading this wrong but isn't what he did currently illegal in Texas? The Castle Doctrine doesn't go into effect until September. He was upstairs, they were down. He obviously went down, putting himself in danger and not retreating as current law says(?) and shooting an individual.

    Hypocrisy like this is a very elitist/liberal thing to do. Pappa knows better.
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    I am glad it all turned out good , and hopefully it will be an " epiphany " for this lawmaker , and his friends/associates to expand the right to defense .
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