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Is An Accidental Shooting A “Use of Deadly Force” under FL Self-Defense Law?

In preparing for my upcoming Law of Self Defense Seminar in Pensacola, Florida—Saturday, September 27, 9AM to 1PM—I came across an interesting case from the 4th District Court of Appeal (DCA), delivered this past November. The full-text of the court decision can be found here: Hosnedl v. State, 126 So. 3d 400 (FL Ct. App. …

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Florida’s just-signed “warning shot” law unlikely to help Marissa Alexander

Hey folks, It was with considerable astonishment that I read the following headline in an ABC news post: Marissa Alexander, who fired warning shot at husband attacking her, likely won’t see prison after Florida changes ‘Stand Your Ground’ law One wonders if they had to work extra hard to get four errors into a single …

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Florida “Warning Shot” Bill Signed Into Law

Hey folks, Well, it’s about time. Today, Florida’s Governor Rick Scott finally signed the “Warning Shot” bill (HB-89) that had been passed by the state House and Senate and sent to his desk way back in early April (h/t Miguel, over at Gun Free Zone). I won’t go into all the ways that this bill …

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The Myth of Marissa Alexander’s “Warning Shot”

Much of the coverage of the Marissa Alexander case (previously touched on Legal Insurrection here and here) laments that Ms. Alexander was sentenced to a statutory mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison for having “merely” fired a “warning shot”. The actual evidence of the case shows that this claim has about the same degree …

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