There are a couple of things that I did as a kid that I'm sure would have gotten me killed in Texas. Once as teenagers my friends and I were pissed drunk and were locked out of my friend's place. His parents were away and he was locked out so we broke in. We carefully removed a back window (breaking it in the process) and were seen by the neighbours. Luckily they called the cops instead of shooting us.
Another time wasn't so innocent. Neighbours were having a party and my friend and I decided to switch licence plates on the cars parked out front. We had screwdrivers and we removed all of the licence plates and switched them around. Funniest thing in the world for a couple of teenagers but thinking back on it I'm sure that we caused a lot of trouble...probably enough to get us shot in Texas, there's probably even a by-law allowing it
Anyways I think that I turned out ok without being disciplined with a .38