I just had this emailed to me

By: GTrojan

I have no idea if this is factual or not, but it is both scary and hilarious that any human being could be that stupid. August, let eIn Texas,

State Representative Terry Meza (D-Irving) has introduced

HB196. Her bill would repeal the state's "castle doctrine." This
doctrine allows a homeowner to use deadly force against an armed
intruder who breaks into his/her home.
Now listen to what she has to say...

"I'm not saying that stealing is okay," Meza explained. "All I'm
saying is that it doesn't warrant a death penalty. Thieves only carry
weapons for self-protection and to provide the householder an
incentive to cooperate. They just want to get their loot and get away.
When the resident tries to resist is when people get hurt. If only one
side is armed fewer people will be killed."
Meza was quick to reassure that her bill "would not totally prevent
homeowners from defending themselves.
Under the new law the homeowner's obligation is to flee the home at
the first sign of intrusion. If fleeing is not possible he must
cooperate with the intruder. But if violence breaks out it is the
homeowner's responsibility to make sure no one gets hurt. The best way
to achieve this is to use the minimum non-lethal force possible
because intruders will be able to sue for any injuries they receive at
the hands of the homeowner."
"In most instances the thief needs the money more than the homeowner
does," Meza reasoned. "The homeowner's insurance reimburse his losses.
On balance, the transfer of property is likely to lead to a more
equitable distribution of wealth. If my bill can help make this

transfer a peaceful one so much the better.veryone know if this is factual, since you live in Texas.



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