TX Dem Bill Would Require Duty to Retreat in Your Own Home

This is not the Babylon Bee.

This is an elected State Representative in Irving, Texas.

Texas State Representative Terry Meza (D-Irving) filed House Bill 196 which would require a homeowner to retreat in defense of themselves or their property prior to using deadly force.

Meza explains:

“I filed this bill because the castle doctrine as it currently exists emboldens people to take justice into their own hands,” she continued. “While theft is obviously wrong, we have laws to address that.”

Are people supposed to wait for the police to show up if someone breaks into their home?

Would that be the same police that the left has been calling, and passing bills, to defund?

Are you to assume that someone who broke into my your at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday morning is just there to steal something and not do any harm? Should you now have to wait for them to strike first, in your own home?

Aren't they the ones who took justice into their own hands by breaking into your home and taking something that you own but they think should belong to them?

What a dangerously stupid idea.

Governor Greg Abbott didn't take long to shoot this proposal down.

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17 thoughts on “TX Dem Bill Would Require Duty to Retreat in Your Own Home”

  1. Hopefully someone breaks into Terry Maza’s home and has their way with the family. Then she’ll know not to wait to see what their intent is…

  2. Put the shoe on the other foot. You are inviting people to come in your home and take whatever they want and I won’t shoot you. Tell me how that works for YOU! If they come on your property and you feel threatened for yourself and or your family’s safety you will do what you have to do to protect. You want us to wait for the police. Try calling them and see how long it takes to get them to your house. Then imagine what the intruder or intruders would do in that time frame. You bill makes the bad guys a lot safer. Was that what you wanted to do?

  3. Not sure where this broad lives, but we won’t stand for retreat when it comes to personal safety or personal property in TEXAS !!!!!

  4. The appearance is given that Meza must have moved to Texas from Southern California or New York prior to getting in to politics. God bless the governor for his good judgement.

  5. How do people, especially Texan’s elect asses like that. Answer:The far left spends a lot of money to get them elected. They know that most of the electorate don’t ferret out the background or platform of the candidates, they vote for the one with the best TV Ad and whoever the talking heads favor. You better wake up before you become STATE OWNED!

  6. Bill should be called the Thug Protection doctrine. The criminal broke the law the minute he broke into my home, which gives the right to protect my life and property.
    Meza is insane.

  7. Having been in law enforcement, I would not retreat. As the saying goes, “I would rather have a gun in my hand than a cop on the phone”.

  8. I would like to see someone break in Terry Meza home get broken into in the middle of the night, then knowing everyone is home and let’s see what defense is used also. This is crazy!!!!!

  9. What a moronic idea. Looking for publicity at any cost? Demonstrating naivete? Or just plain STUPID! Hopefully informed electorate will scratch that name off their futures list.

  10. Be very careful Texas. Don’t start letting every Californian in your state or very soon they will do to you what it only took them about 4 to 6 years to do to Colorado. Basically, we here in what used to be called Colorful Colorado are now Blue Colorado because we have been Californicated by people moving here from the Golden Gate State and messing our state up from top to bottom. George Soros even got his man in our State Attorney General’s slot by paying out a lot of money. Same way we have been losing our Senators. Both Bennett and Hickenpooper are Soros yes men.

  11. I think the criminal should consider that he/she has exhausted their potential for safety and their embolding themselves to come in our safe place doesn’t exhaust our right to remain safe. What kind of Kool-aid (sorry Kool-aid) are the Dems drinking?

  12. Well it would be like a POS D, to come up with something as stupid as that, being a demo-communist latino , I wonder how legal his papers are. ??? Well I’ll guard my home, you can bank on that, just remember if you go past the NO TRESPASSING signs , you have broke the law and are now threatening my family and I, and I’ll file charges and then FIGHT, and you have to get past the BIG DOG.