As a cautionary note to would-be looters: there are a number of ways for you to leave Fort Bend County, Texas.

One is on foot. Another is by car, taxi or bus.

The least palatable option is in a body bag.

It's all up to you looters.

"As far as Fort Bend County, we haven’t [had looting]," Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls told Fox News, but he isn't taking any chances.

"I made a comment the other day that we support the Second Amendment here in Fort Bend County and there are many of us that are armed," Nehls said. "I would caution those that want to come and prey on our people here in Fort Bend County, that are suffering so much right now, you may want to stay out of Fort Bend County, because you could leave this county in a bag."

Sound advice.

Because in Texas, ordinary citizens have the legal right to dispatch looters in defense of their own property or the property of others.

In the destructive wake of Hurricane Harvey there have been several reports of looters posing as rescue workers even as residents have taken up arms to protect their homes and livelihoods.

A video going viral showed one shotgun-wielding man guarding a grocery store from looters. In Houston, residents Nicole and Renee and Kim Kay created the "You Loot I Shoot" Facebook Page as a warning to predators.

Every natural disaster has its bad guys. Adversity, as it brings people together, also presents opportunities for criminals to cash in on the chaos.

But armed prey isn't easy prey. In Texas, looters stand a better than average chance of winding up on the receiving end of a shotgun.

Do you think Texas got it right by allowing residents the use of deadly force to protect lives and property?

Source: Conservative Fighters

 
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