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Texas Governor Signs Critical Self-Defense Reform Bill!

Friday, March 30, 2007

 

On Tuesday, March 27, Governor Rick Perry (R) signed Senate Bill 378, NRA-supported “Castle Doctrine” legislation.  Governor Perry’s signature made Texas the first state to adopt “Castle Doctrine” legislation in 2007!  SB 378 will protect individuals who use force to defend themselves in their home, car and place of business or employment from criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits.  It also states that you have no “duty to retreat” from an attack if you are in a place where you have a legal right to be, if you did not provoke your attacker, and if you are not engaged in criminal activity yourself. 

Please thank Governor Perry and our bill sponsors for their leadership on this issue and their support of the right to self-defense for law-abiding Texas citizens!

 

Also, please thank Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) for standing up for our Second Amendment rights.  Attorney General Abbott took the lead among the states in defending the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms by submitting a brief on behalf of Texas and 12 other states opposing Washington, D.C.’s failed handgun-ban.  Attorney General Abbott assembled coalition of states, drafted a serious, scholarly legal brief laying out the constitutional foundation for the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down Washington D.C.’s handgun ban as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment on Friday, March 9.

 

Please thank Attorney General Greg Abbott for his leadership and initiative on this issue!

 

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