Texas gets "no retreat law"
Texas governor Rick Perry has signed a no-retreat law.
I knew moving here last year from the People's Republic of Kalifornia was a good idea.
Posted by: JT at March 28, 2007 01:33 PM
A couple comments, after actually reading the stories about it. The linked Jurist article had interesting spin, calling it both a "no-retreat" law and a "shoot first" law (the second on the very link that led to the text of the bill at the capitol website!), when one might expect a phrase like "Castle Doctrine" to appear in the journal of a law school.
Also interesting was this misstatement: "The legislation, which requires that the person defending themselves be unprovoked", when obviously the defender would be provoked into defending himself, the bill instead stating that the defender cannot be provoking the attacker. The AP story linked by the Jurist author had it right, however.
Posted by: JT at March 28, 2007 01:42 PM