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Discussion in 'Texas Concealed Handgun (CHL)' started by RACER X, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. pharmaco

    pharmaco Give me those potatoes

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    Really?

    I thought the punishment had been reduced.

    Have any of the experts on the forum weighed in with some "not legal advice" posts on this?
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    But, I want the question answered as asked.
    Known drug dealer kills other breaking into his house to do him harm.
    Does he lose the legal right of self-defense due to being a drug dealer and selling drugs at the time of the shooting?
     
  3. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    I couldn't find anything on losing your license, but it would be a class A criminal trespass with a fine up to $200 if you failed to leave upon request. Ultimately the judgements would be up to the courts. I certainly wouldn't see anything good, like lose of firearm and possibly license upon arrest and who knows how long it would take to get it back, plus time and money going to court.
     
  4. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    Obviously as long as he is able to own firearms and no other crime can be proved at the time, an alleged drug dealer would have the same rights.
     
  5. sdismukes

    sdismukes Bending nails and making sawdust

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    We've all heard of airline pilots getting dragged off of flights because they failed an alcohol test. So I was curious what the FAA considers too drunk to fly. Turns out it's a BAC of .04. So if the FAA considers .039 safe enough to fly hundreds of passengers 35,000 feet up..... just sayin'....
     
  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I'm not saying alleged drug dealer, known drug dealer. No gray area.
    According to post #121, he would not be able to claim self-defense.
     
  7. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    Unless he's been convicted of dealing drugs any lawyer is going to call it alleged and if he has been convicted he is then a felon, so then being in possession of a gun would against the law.
     
  8. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    So, if a felon defends (as in self-defense) his life with a gun, is it automatically murder, and not self-defense?

    ETA: Just because I'm quoting you, don't feel obligated to answer, it's open to all.
     
  9. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Maybe a better question might be if someone is breaking the law, higher than a misdemeanor, and shoots and kills someone while defending themselves, can it self-defense, or not?

    ETA: Actually, post #121 says no....
     
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  10. easy rider

    easy rider Allotropic Transformer TGT Supporter

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    The way I read it is if you in the process of an illegal activity it's not considered self defence.
     


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