|Warning-shot bill ready for final vote|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — The Republican-controlled Florida House is expected to pass the first significant revisions to the state’s self-defense laws today since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Legislators are expected to vote for a bill that would let people fire warning shots and avoid the state’s strict mandatory minimum sentences for using a gun.
The legislation was partially inspired by the case of Marissa Alexander.
The Jacksonville woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a shot at her estranged husband.
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