Outside the Muhs' house is a handpainted sign complete with misspelling and exclamation points that warns: "Trespassers Will Be Shot. Survivers Will Be Reshot!! Smile I Will."
Is it a Texan mentality, or just a weird, paranoid couple?
The bill has been dubbed the "Castle Doctrine," from the idea that a man's home is his castle and he has the right to defend it. Fifteen other states have passed similar laws.
"Law-abiding citizens now have the choice to defend themselves and their families in the face of attack knowing their decision will not be second-guessed by the State of Texas," said Chris W. Cox, chief lobbyist for the National Rifle Association.
Republican Sen. Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio, the architect of the bill in the Senate, has said the measure would create a legal presumption that an intruder is there to cause death or great bodily harm and that victims have the right to use deadly force.
The Senate approved the legislation last week.
The legislation also protects those using authorized deadly force from civil lawsuits filed by attackers.
In committee hearings, legislators heard stories about Texans who shot an intruder then found themselves arrested.
Driver said under the new law police and prosecutors can still press charges if they feel deadly force wasn't legal.
"We think Texans are smart enough to operate with the confines of this law," he said.
A kid died and these two cretins are being joked about.
So why aren't you dead? Never been to Texas, dys?
Are they related to Charles Manson, by any chance?
She looks like she could be his sister.
Sick and twisted doesn't even begin to cover this.
What's the problem? I have my Tepsassers Will Be Shoot and Runned Over and Stabbed sign on the front gate, just like all the neighbors. We only shoot those that needs killing. Apart from that, we're a peace loving people. We Texans are misunderstood, that's all.
The state legislators thought wrong. It was completely foreseeable that the gun-toting, itchy-trigger-fingered anti-intellectuals of the state would use the castle law as a license to kill.