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Florida House passes ‘warning shot’ bill

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    The Florida House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HB-89, a “warning shot” bill Thursday, allowing for a person to brandish a firearm or fire a warning shot when feeling threatened.

    After two days of intense debate, the measure was approved 93-24, while the Senate tentatively approved a similar measure, according to the Bradenton Herald.

    The bill was introduced by GOP state Rep. Neil Combee, in response to the notorious Marissa Alexander case. She received a 20-year sentence after being caught up in Florida’s 10-20-Life statute when she fired a warning shot to ward off her abusive estranged husband.

    http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/03/21/florida-house-passes-warning-shot-bill-107716
     
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    Have you priced ammo lately? You might get a warning shout but I'm not wasting any bullets.
     
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    Strange, you get off free if you "stand your ground" and kill someone ... but are sentenced to jail if you fire a warning shot.
     
  4. Sapper Woody

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    Not strange at all. If you feel threatened, you shoot someone. If you fire a warning shot, then you aren't threatened enough to fire at all.
     
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    Is there a like button on this thing? :thumbs:
     
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    Then obviously, you shouldn't.

    Not to mention, where's the bullet go after a "warning shot"? The primary reason a police officer gets disciplined for firing a warning shot is that he cannot possibly know what or who might get hit by what amounts to a stray bullet. If they can't fire warning shots, why do private citizens now get to do so in Florida?
     
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