This could have all been avoided if irresponsible home and car owners had listened to Terry Meza. Follow her advice. When you hear a bump in the night, hide under the bed. It is just wealth distribution in progress.
A San Antonio man was shot by a suspected car burglar on the Northwest side. The car owner was transported to University Hospital with life threatening injuries.
For those that missed it. Terry Meza wants to restrict a Texan’s right to use force, including deadly force, to protect themselves. She wants to mandate that people confronted with a felony retreat until further retreat is impossible. Only then can a person use deadly force to protect themselves. Here is Terry Meza’s considered opinion:
“Thieves only carry weapons for self-protection and to provide the householder an incentive to cooperate. They just want to get their loot and get away. When the resident tries to resist is when people get hurt. If only one side is armed fewer people will be killed.”Terry Meza Texas State Rep, District 105
“In most instances the thief needs the money more than the homeowner does,” Meza continued in a statement. “The homeowner’s insurance we reimburse his losses. On balance, the transfer of property is likely to lead to a more equitable distribution of wealth. If my bill can help make this transfer a peaceful one so much the better.”
The business owners in Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis have all found out that if one is victimized enough, insurance companies have three responses. They don’t pay, they raise the rates or they refuse to insure for the acts that one is trying to guard against. You know like property loss due to riots, peaceful protests and peaceful arsons.
Pity the poor burglar, all he wanted was the car stereo. He needed it more than the rightful owner. It is the car owner’s fault he got shot. The burglar was engaged in a little midnight wealth distribution. Life is just so unfair. He didn’t get the stereo and now he is out the price of the bullet.
A bit of background on Meza. Prior to being a State Representative she was a school teacher, then an attorney. If her knowledge of law is any indication, it’s a good thing she is out of the classroom.