Texas HB 418 - Requiring that Use of Tasers Meet Deadly Force Justification
Just wondered your opinion of HB 418, which has been introduced in the Texas Legislature on 12/21/06 by Texas State Representative Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth)
You're probably not gonna like it...
So the obvious question is, why pack a Taser when it'd be just as easy to justify using your Glock if this bill passes? - And a Glock has a lot more shots than a Taser!
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to restricting the justified use of a Taser by a peace
officer and certain other persons.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter E, Chapter 9, Penal Code, is amended
by adding Section 9.54 to read as follows:
Sec. 9.54. USE OF TASER. A peace officer, or a person
acting in a peace officer's presence and at the officer's direction,
is justified in using a Taser against another person only if the officer or person is justified in using deadly force against the other person under Section 9.51(c) or (d) or Section 9.52.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.