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Old December 1, 2012, 02:40 PM   #58
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by 45_auto
Originally Posted by wildbill45
You cannot kill someone over property ... PERIOD!
You may find Texas Penal Code - Section 9.42. Deadly Force To Protect Property interesting.

It seems to contradict your statement.
Not entirely. If one reads the statute carefully he will note that the use of lethal force in connection with the defense of property is justified in only certain fairly narrow circumstances and if certain conditions can be demonstrated to have been satisfied. Texas law is uniquely favorable to the defender, but it does not provide a license to kill.

And let's not let this thread deteriorate into a debate about Texas law.
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