Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FL: What Exactly Does The 'Warning Shot Bill' Allow?

There is concern that a bill moving through the Florida State Legislature would authorize legally armed residents to fire a warning shot at a perceived attacker, but as the proposed legislation stands now that simply isn't the case.


 "The way the law works right now is, you're better off, if somebody is threatening your life or serious bodily injury, you're better off killing them," Sullivan said. "If you kill them you have Stand Your Ground, if you fire a warning shot, you don't."


 In addition to the Marissa Alexander case, Sullivan identified at least three other cases in which someone was convicted and sentenced to 20 years for firing a shot they said was meant only to scare a potential assailant.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this type of law is ONLY needed because of the liberal anti gun prosecutors in this state...who have corrupted the legislators law of using a firearm while committing a crime...10 yr 20 yr..and they use this to jail a mom firing a warning shot to advise her abusive husband away...she got 20 years....justice my ass..hence this new law....imhothey are the should never fire a warning shot...unless it is on target in the attackers torso