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.
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.
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.
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.