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Old May 5, 2012, 06:48 PM   #54
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
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Originally Posted by TexasJustice7
...You can use deadly force to protect property in Texas,...
[1] Sometimes, under some circumstances. Know exactly what the law says and find ways to conform your conduct to what the law permits.

[2] Everywhere is not Texas. Everyone is not in Texas. And even people who normally live in Texas might find themselves elsewhere with a need to defend themselves. Understand the law of wherever you might be at the time. Understand the lowest common denominator that applies everywhere -- the use of lethal force is justifiable when a reasonable and prudent person in like circumstances would conclude it's necessary to prevent otherwise unavoidable, immediate death or grave bodily injury to an innocent.

[3] Wherever you are and whatever the legal standards for justifying the use of lethal force in self defense, if you use lethal force and claim you were justified, you will need to be able to articulate why and how those standards were satisfied.
"It is long been a principle of ours that one is no more armed because he has possession of a firearm than he is a musician because he owns a piano. There is no point in having a gun if you are not capable of using it skillfully." -- Jeff Cooper

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