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Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 12:05 am | Updated: 10:58 am, Mon Nov 11, 2013.

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Tonight, a House Committee voted down the measure that would have repealed the law.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.

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  • Mikmal posted at 7:22 am on Sat, Nov 9, 2013.

    Mikmal Posts: 28

    It's refreshing to see the legislatures not cave in to political correctness. Thank you for siding with the law abiding, private citizen.

  • Flats posted at 12:34 pm on Fri, Nov 8, 2013.

    Flats Posts: 6

    Excellent decision. Criminals would prefer that victims have limited abilities to fight back. Glad to hear our legislators came down on the side of citizens and potential victims and not on the side of criminals and their enablers.