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Old April 20, 2001, 07:05 PM   #20
Cruzer
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Join Date: February 28, 2001
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Them's chickens is about to get mo' 'spensive. While perfectly legal in criminal court, the civil liability is likely to be huge. Lets see...how much will the kids mother get from the guy shooting the kid over 6 chickens. Well, if you can get $6 million from McDonald's for spilling your own hot coffee on your lap, I'd guess the mother can get 10x for her poor, misguided chillen getting shot. That's $60 million (or $10,000,100 a chicken). Them is some 'spensive chickens.

If you consider criminal liability ONLY, follow these rules in Texas:

1) Shoot to protect yourself from deadly threat
2) Shoot to protect others from deadly threat
3) Shoot to protect your property from theft
4) Shoot to protect your property from criminal mischief AT NIGHT ONLY

IMNSHO, numbers 2,3, and 4 are foolish because they expose you to enormous civil liability. Therefore, I only follow two rules

1) Shoot to protect yourself from deadly threat
2) Shoot to protect your family from deadly threat

I will not use deadly force to protect others or material belongings...juries are too quick to penalize us for that and I don't want to wreck my life.
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