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Old 05-13-2014, 07:25 PM   #41
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the Castle Law in Texas covers your home, your property, your vehicle adn even your workplace.
yeah, same here. Once apon a time Texas use to have a law where a property owner could shoot trespassers and still might have it..Not saying I would do that. But you know Texas has some old laws still in the books. My cousin has lived there for years and she tells me some crazy stuff....Don't mess with Texas!
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:31 PM   #42
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yeah, same here. Once apon a time Texas use to have a law where a property owner could shoot trespassers and still might have it..Not saying I would do that. But you know Texas has some old laws still in the books. My cousin has lived there for years and she tells me some crazy stuff....Don't mess with Texas!
there was a time even in Texas before the Castle Law was enacted that even in a self defence shooting, it was very likely you would be spending the night in jail and you would have to prove you indeed acted in self defence.

a lot of it depended on where you lived in Texas. closer to the larger and more populated cities, things were a bit more liberal and almost anti-gun like. in the less populated and more rural areas, a bit less, and more conservative in nature.
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Just don't get your gun drunk.

Guns kill people, you know.
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I still beg to differ. As we all know, it often doesn't matter what the law says, it's what the powers-that-be want or think. If a prosecutor finds out that you had alcohol in you at the time of the shooting, it may not matter what the law says, he may choose to press the issue, focus on that, and try to get you hung out to dry on it.
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I still beg to differ. As we all know, it often doesn't matter what the law says, it's what the powers-that-be want or think. If a prosecutor finds out that you had alcohol in you at the time of the shooting, it may not matter what the law says, he may choose to press the issue, focus on that, and try to get you hung out to dry on it.
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Yeah I agree, they would say something like he was intoxicated and made the wrong decision and wasn't coherent at the time. In the western days it would fly and in today society you never know.
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From my experience stand your ground only covers you if your attacker doesn't have skittles.
Lawful or not you're definitely open to lawsuits.
First, in FL if the shooting is deemed justified you are not open to lawsuits. However, if you are legally drunk, it will not be deemed justified and I don't care what kind of insurance you have I doubt that you would be covered.
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Well it all boils down to this. Drinking at home or not, if the need arise, I will defend myself and family no matter what!!
I would rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
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Not saying mixing guns and drinking is a good idea but Live to fight another day is the key to survival. If your life is being threatened, you must respond with whatever it takes (minimally) to prevent that threat from coming to fruition. Being intoxicated doesnt restrict your legal right or obligation to defend yourself against unwarranted attack. Unless you can read tea leaves, see into the future or have a Ouija board that does that for you, its unlikely you will know before hand that you shouldnt drink on a certain day due to ________.
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First, in FL if the shooting is deemed justified you are not open to lawsuits. However, if you are legally drunk, it will not be deemed justified and I don't care what kind of insurance you have I doubt that you would be covered.
I would kindly direct the gentleman's direction to 790.151 and urge him to comprehend the subject upon which he is expounding lest he continue to look foolish.
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790.151 - Using firearm while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances; penalties.—

(1) As used in ss. 790.151-790.157, to “use a firearm” means to discharge a firearm or to have a firearm readily accessible for immediate discharge.

(2) For the purposes of this section, “readily accessible for immediate discharge” means loaded and in a person’s hand.

(3) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in subsection (4) for any person who is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that his or her normal faculties are impaired, to use a firearm in this state.

(4) Any person who violates subsection (3) commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

(5) This section does not apply to persons exercising lawful self-defense or defense of one’s property.
In lay terms, this means you can be drunk off your keister on snozzberries and being inebriated will not be a factor in whether or not you could discharge a firearm. The shooting will be deemed justified or unjustified on the merits of the shooting itself.

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