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YOUR THREE CENTS: Do you support a bill that would protect people who fire warning shots from prosecution?
Florida legislators are pushing ahead with a bill designed to make it clear that people can show a gun, or even fire a warning shot, without drawing a lengthy prison sentence.
The "Warning Shot" bill would make sure that people who show a gun would be immune from Florida's "10-20-life" law, which requires anyone who shows a gun while committing certain felonies to be sentenced to 10 years in prison.
But the measure ran into problems during a Senate hearing Tuesday.
Some lawmakers are concerned the legislation could encourage people to show or shoot firearms, and turn a non-lethal situation into a lethal one.
Some lawmakers prefer simply giving more discretion to judges instead of changing the gun laws.
State Senator Greg Evers filed the bill in the Senate.
He is expected to work with other lawmakers, prosecutors and the Florida Sheriff's Association to iron out their concerns.
The bill is expected to resurface next week.
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