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by ELB
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Civil Liability
Replies: 36
Views: 9236

Re: Civil Liability

Aha. When I wrote my comment, I almost added "unless there is some other part of the law I don't know about..." but I was in a hurry. Turns out there is. Thanks. (And not that I intended to spray the universe with bullets in my next self-defense activity! :shock: ).

elb
by ELB
Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: 2007 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Civil Liability
Replies: 36
Views: 9236

Re: Civil Liability

Liko81 wrote:
The possibility of lawsuit still exists; you are liable for missed or overpenetrating shots that cause collateral damage to people or property.
However, as I read the law quoted by Mr. Cotton:
§ 83.001. CIVIL IMMUNITY. A defendant who uses force or
deadly force that is justified under Chapter 9, Penal Code, is
immune from civil liability for personal injury or death that
results from the defendant's use of force or deadly force, as
applicable.
I do not see a difference spelled out between personal injury or death to a BG, and personal injury or death to anyone else. It simply says if your use of force was justified, you are immune. Interesting. I hadn't realized that earlier.

elb

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