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Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Another "for me but not for thee" legislator:
A state lawmaker who opposed a bill giving Texans stronger right to defend themselves with deadly force pulled a gun and shot a man he says was trying to steal copper wiring from a construction site, police said Monday.

Rep. Borris Miles told police he was fixing a leak on the second floor of the Houston house he's building Sunday night when he heard a noise downstairs and saw two men trying to steal the copper. After Miles confronted the pair, one of the men threw a pocketknife at him, Houston Police spokesman Victor Senties.

Miles, a former law enforcement officer, shot the man in the left leg, police said. The wounded suspect was being treated at a Houston hospital. Police were trying to identify the other suspect.

Charges of aggravated robbery are pending against the wounded suspect, Senties said.

Police said Miles, who is in his freshman term, is licensed to carry a concealed weapon. No charges have been filed against Miles, Senties said.
I don't need permission or legislation to exercise my right to self-defense up to and including the use of deadly force. So don't expect me to concern myself with it. I'll take my chances with a jury if it comes down to that. But this guy is typical of those who think they should have the right to decide what you can or can't do in that regard. And hopefully, that night, Miles had an epiphaney and realized that he has no right to impose his arbitrary limits on what you can and can't do in situations he can't even imagine or anticipate.
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I’ll take my chances with a jury if it comes down to that.
Wouldn’t you prefer to avoid the loss of your time and money, though, if your actions were specifically legal?
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Wouldn’t you prefer to avoid the loss of your time and money, though, if your actions were specifically legal?
I’d prefer it, but I’ll not be constrained by the fact it might not be. That was my point.
Written By: McQ
Good enough for him, but not good enough for Joe Blo, eh? What a bozo... somebody get this guy a big red wig, a rubber nose, and some floppy shoes.

CCW is a great thing, and more states should streamline the system to permit citizens to carry.
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