Marissa Alexander

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Trial Judge Denies ‘Stand Your Ground’ Immunity Hearing For Florida Mom

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The trial judge overseeing the case of Marissa Alexander, who faces 60 years in prison for firing a shot in a domestic dispute, has ruled that she is not entitled to a second immunity […]

07/21/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Signs “Warning Shot” Bill

With the stroke of a pen Governor Rick Scott has significantly changed the state’s self defense laws.

06/20/2014

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Success For Gun Owners & 2nd Amendment Defenders In 2014

Gun owners and defenders of the second amendment saw success during the 2014 Florida legislative session, but one battle is still being waged.

05/05/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

State Senate Approves “Warning Shot” Bill

By a vote of 32-7, the state Senate passed the so-called ‘warning shot’ bill. Sponsored by Sen. Greg Evers, a Republican from Pensacola, the bill has garnered attention due to the Marissa Alexander case in Jacksonville.

04/03/2014

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House Passes Warning Shot Bill

The Florida House voted 93-24 to pass the “warning shot” bill, which would allow individuals to fire a warning shot instead of retreating from the threat of death or bodily harm.

03/20/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

State House To Take Up “Warning Shot” Bill

The Florida House will take up a so-called ‘warning shot’ bill on Thursday which would allow people to fire a warning shot instead of retreating when threatened with death or bodily harm.

03/20/2014

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Legislature To Consider Bills Which Tweak State’s Gun Laws

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.

03/02/2014

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Warning Shot Bill Moving Ahead In Florida

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.

CBS Miami–01/08/2014

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Public Defenders Back Revised ‘Warning Shot’ Bill

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.

12/13/2013

(Source:AP)

Lawmaker Wants To Allow Warning Shot To be Fired

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.

CBS Miami–09/27/2013

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