New self-defense bill under consideration

You may have heard of the 'Make My Day' law, but a new proposal in Texas could make deadly force outside the home legal for those who are defending themselves.

House Bill 284 extends the boundaries of where and when citizens can defend themselves with deadly force.

Law experts say the bill removes current requirements for citizens to retreat when in a possibly lethal situation.

Supporters say the new law would give honest citizens the benefit of the doubt when forced to use deadly force,

Opponents of the measure are concerned about misuse and say current laws are sufficient.


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