When the state’s Legislature convenes on Tuesday there will be several gun legislation bills up for consideration. Florida’s gun-friendly laws drew national attention after several prominent shootings.
There’s a push by some Florida legislators to make it clear that people can show a gun, or fire a warning shot, without getting a long prison sentence.
The Florida Public Defender Association is supporting a measure which would grant immunity to people who show or fire guns in self-defense known as the “warning shot” bill by Rep. Neil Combee, a Polk City Republican.
A case that shocked the nation after a woman was sentenced to 20 years for firing a shot during an argument with her estranged husband may inspire a change in the law.
A Tampa area woman will spend 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot at her husband who she felt was threatening her.