Stand Your Ground upheld by Florida House Committee

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TALLAHASSEE - The Florida House is sticking with the state's contention Stand Your Ground law.

Tonight, a House Committee voted down the measure that would have repealed the law.  The 8 year old law allows the use of deadly force if someone believes his or her life is in jeopardy.

The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee also voted in favor of a separate measure that that could allow people to fire warning shots to avoid being charged under the state's "10-20-Life" sentencing law.