This is a discussion on Question on home Protection laws in TEXAS (san antonio) within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; ok just wondering on some laws what are the main laws when do u have the right to shoot ,if someone breaks in or gets ...
ok just wondering on some laws what are the main laws when do u have the right to shoot ,if someone breaks in or gets in your house is there a certain amount of times you can hit them certain spots??? question just dont want to give my wife wrong intel lol please only people who really know what they are talkin about
Here is the statute which is relavent to the question you asked.
There is nothing in the statutes which say how many times, or where you are to use deadly force against their person. It should be reasonable. IE: If you have a 15 rd magazine and you empty all 15 rds iinto the person, and then you proceed to put another 15 rds into them, and so on. that probably isn't reasonable. The goal is to stop the threat. Once the threat is stopped you have done what needs to be done.Sec. 9.32. DEADLY FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PERSON. (a) A person is justified in using deadly force against another:
(1) if the actor would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.31; and
(2) when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:
(A) to protect the actor against the other's use or attempted use of unlawful deadly force; or
(B) to prevent the other's imminent commission of aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery.
(b) The actor's belief under Subsection (a)(2) that the deadly force was immediately necessary as described by that subdivision is presumed to be reasonable if the actor:(1) knew or had reason to believe that the person against whom the deadly force was used:
(A) unlawfully and with force entered, or was attempting to enter unlawfully and with force, the actor's occupied habitation, vehicle, or place of business or employment;
(B) unlawfully and with force removed, or was attempting to remove unlawfully and with force, the actor from the actor's habitation, vehicle, or place of business or employment; or
(C) was committing or attempting to commit an offense described by Subsection (a)(2)(B);
(2) did not provoke the person against whom the force was used; and
(3) was not otherwise engaged in criminal activity, other than a Class C misdemeanor that is a violation of a law or ordinance regulating traffic at the time the force was used.
(c) A person who has a right to be present at the location where the deadly force is used, who has not provoked the person against whom the deadly force is used, and who is not engaged in criminal activity at the time the deadly force is used is not required to retreat before using deadly force as described by this section.
(d) For purposes of Subsection (a)(2), in determining whether an actor described by Subsection (c) reasonably believed that the use of deadly force was necessary, a finder of fact may not consider whether the actor failed to retreat.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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