Governor Approves Self-Defense Law
Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill to update the Castle Doctrine Tuesday.
The bill gives Texans the right to use deadly force to defend themselves in their homes and cars and at work. The old law included a clause that requires victims to make an attempt to flee before using deadly force.
The law will take effect Sept. 1 and is based on the idea that a person’s home is their castle and can be defended.
Texas joined 15 other states with similar laws.
This makes me happy and should clean off my record. I got kicked out of jury duty one time because I was asked what I should do if someone broke into my home while I was there, and I replied that they were in my home, on my property, and a criminal, so their life belonged to me and I could use whatever force I wanted and do whatever I pleased to stop them. They dismissed me from jury duty for that, and I'm sure it went down on some file on me. No more worries now.