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True Texas Project Stand Your Ground TrainingThe middle-aged man, seated near the front of the room for a training on when he could use deadly force, expressed displeasure upon being told that doing so often was not legally advisable. He had driven to a suburban Fort Worth church to attend a seminar hosted by the True Texas Project, a prominent right-wing group. He asked what he could do if he returned to his home to find a squatter there—a “common problem” around the state, as he put it. Former police officer John Arenz, who volunteered to help lead the seminar, advised him there could very well be legal consequences for shooting someone who did not pose an immediate threat. “It doesn’t matter how indigent the person is, and it doesn’t matter…

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