DEFENSE OF LIFE AND PROPERTY: AND THE “CASTLE DOCTRINE”
The 2nd Amendment is the foundation of our right to self-defense. It’s a right to “…keep and bear arms…” for personal defense against criminal activity and an abusive government. There were criminals back in the late 1700's, when the original amendments to the U.S. Constitutional were created, and our founding fathers realized there would continue to be criminals in a future America. This is why they gave us the gun as the ultimate equalizer to defend our lives as well as the lives of our families and those in our communities.
Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.
Texas Statutes - Section 9.42: DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY