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Warning Shots, Brandishing a Weapon Could Become Legal


A Polk County lawmaker who thwarted an attempted burglary by firing a warning shot wants that tactic to be included in the “stand your ground” law, the Orlando Sentinel reports. He also wants people to be able to brandish a weapon to scare off would-be attackers. 

Rep. Neil Combee filed his bill on the one-year anniversary of the death of teen-ager Trayvon Martin, whose accused killer is thought to be planning a stand-your-ground defense.