Personal self-defense isn’t a new idea. In fact, the first murder ever was one brother killing a sibling thousands of years ago. Bad guys are not a new invention either; they have forever been with us. Bottom line: the right to self-defense is a God-given natural right. Self-defense is natural to all men and women.
Our Constitutionally guaranteed Right to Keep and Bear arms has its roots in English common law. The 1689 Bill of Rights guaranteed Protestants the right to keep and bear arms and was the inspiration to our lawmakers to include the Second Amendment in our U.S. Bill of Rights.
Paradoxically, as more state legislatures pass legislation allowing citizens to keep and bear arms, there are businesses and organizations owned or overseen by progressives who then prohibit firearms on their respective properties.
On July 1, 2016 Senate Bill 1736 becomes the law of the land in the state of Tennessee. The intent of the bill is thus:
“This bill creates a cause of action whereby any permit holder who is harmed while on posted premises or traversing any area to and from the premises and the location where the permit holder’s firearm is stored may bring suit against the person who posted the property. The full text of this bill specifies the burden of proof that a plaintiff must meet in order to prevail in a suit brought under this bill. In addition to damages, a permit holder who brings a suit under this bill will be entitled to attorney fees and costs. The statute of limitations for actions brought under this bill will be two years.
“This bill requires that any person who posts their property to prohibit firearms on the premises must use a sign that includes language citing this bill and the duty of care that such person owes to permit holders.” – SB 1736 Summary
I ask fellow Texans to join me to advance and pay similar legislation in the 2017 Texas Legislature.