|Warning shot bill moving ahead in Florida|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — Florida legislators are pushing ahead with a bill designed to make it clear people can show a gun, or even fire a warning shot, without drawing a lengthy prison sentence.
The legislation was partially inspired by the case of Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman who was given a 20-year prison sentence after firing a gun near her estranged husband during an argument. Alexander’s conviction was thrown out by an appeals court and she is scheduled to have a new trial this year.
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