Shoot Them In The Back!

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    I heard a story once about a law in Texas. I don't know if it is true or not. But I heard that if some criminal commits a crime against you and you come up with a gun, and they start to run away, it is illegal to shoot them in the back. But I say that's too freaken bad for them! A couple hundred years ago or so, people used to challenge others to duals for the slightest perceived insult. Or pull out swords on the spot and have at it.

    I'm not saying we should go back to anything like that. But if somebody committed a crime against you, they deserve to be shot even if they are running away. The only way they should legally be able to live is if they get on their knees and beg for mercy. But even that can be done away with if the criminal might have accomplices around who could intervene. In that case, it should be allowed to do away with at least one threat.
     
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    First thing, you don't just "come up with a gun". Second thing, if someone commits a crime against you, in person, and then they turn to flee, you are no longer in danger from them and shooting them would be attempted murder.
     
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    Ah yes, the tough guy has emerged...
     
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    The operative word here is "story".

    Texas Gun Law

    In Texas it is presumed that deadly force was reasonably necessary if it is used against an individual who was unlawfully or forcibly entering or entered into an occupied home, business, or vehicle or is attempting to forcibly remove another against his or her will from an occupied home, business, or vehicle. Deadly force is also presumed to be justified to prevent the commission or attempted commission of murder, aggravated kidnapping, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery and aggravated robbery.
     
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    If indeed such a law exists, the logical reason why is because of people who have "come up with a gun." Next, if somebody committed a crime against you, it means that they have likely done so to others or are likely to do so in the future. So you are either giving justice for an old crime or are preventing a future one. Crime isn't a game. If you are going to do it, be prepared to take the consequences.
     
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    Where?
     
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    Actually you can shoot someone in the back in Texas if he has stolen your property.
    When You Can Kill in Texas | TIME.com
     
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    None of that covers what is allowed if a criminal is running away from you. Also, what if you are being assaulted and come up with a gun. Causing them to run away. Well that just means that they picked the wrong person to be an asshole to.
     
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    Indeed, if someone is fleeing with your property, he is injuring you.
     
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    The OP...
     
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