Am I the only one who thinks the Texas Castle Law is a rather funny name for what many consider to be a 'Wild West, Redneck' law or the 'Shoot First' law?
This law was approved a year ago, extending "Texans’ rights to use deadly force for means of self-defense, without retreat, in their home, vehicle or workplace". In other words, to protect their 'castle'. Somehow cars and offices got included. Personally, I don't know any gun owners who live in a castle.A recent survey revealed some interesting results about the right to shoot someone who invades your space. The survey comes on the heals of some recent shootings by citizens protecting their property.
So the next time you want to take the spouse by that nice home you saw with your agent today, think again. Tread through those bushes to take a peek in the window, and you could get more than you bargained for.Any agent who has been in the business a while can tell you a story about walking into a home (with a schedule appointment) only to surprise an occupant. Hopefully I'll never run into any pistol-packin' residents. [where: 75230]