Legislators pass Warning Shot Bill ( Marissa Alexander )

Florida's so-called "Warning Shot Bill" overwhelmingly passed the House last week and looks to pass in the Senate, but the top prosecutor in the Keys is warning residents not to read too much into the legislation.

House Bill 89 allows people to fire a warning shot from a gun only if they believe they will be killed or suffer great bodily harm. The legislation is part of the controversial 2005 Stand Your Ground law, which effectively removed a requirement that a person try to escape before using violence against an attacker.

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