Texas Lawmaker Seeks to Change State’s ‘Castle Doctrine’
A Texas lawmaker has proposed a change to the state's "castle doctrine" - our version of a "stand your ground law".
Back on November 9, Democratic District 105 Representative Terry Meza introduced House Bill 196, which, according to Meza, "would require a homeowner to exhaust the potential of safely retreating into their habitation before using deadly force in defense of themselves or their property".
While the bill does not seek to eliminate Texas' castle doctrine, it would alter it in a way that's obviously very controversial in one the nation's most intensely pro-Second Amendment states.
While some people see the change as a way of avoiding shedding blood unnecessarily, others see it as a potential welcome mat for thieves and predators.
On December 9, Governor Greg Abbott tweeted his opposition to the bill.
What do you think? Do you agree with Representative Meza that castle doctrine should require someone try to retreat to safety before using deadly force, or should the law be left as it is? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.