A Senate committee on Wednesday voted in favor of the bill (SB 488) while a House committee has also voted in favor of similar legislation (HB 89).
Both bills would grant the same protections already in place under Floridaâ€™s â€śstand your groundâ€ť law to people who only threaten to use force. It would make sure that people who show a gun would be immune from Floridaâ€™s â€ś10-20-Lifeâ€ť law, which requires anyone who shows a gun while committing certain felonies to be sentenced to 10 years in prison. If someone is shot and wounded, the sentence increases to 25 years to life.
Clear as mud. I think that what the writer is saying is that if you’re NOT committing a felony, but instead you are trying to protect yourself, then you will be immune from the 10-20-Life law.
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