One of the five new gun bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law last month already has been used by an armed citizen who is being hailed as a hero for stopping a violent stabbing.
The gun owner, Edwin Sullivan, fired a warning shot causing the attacker to freeze, which deputies said saved the victim’s life.
The “Threatened Use of Force” bill, which was also known somewhat incorrectly as the “Warning Shot Bill,” was one of five gun bills pushed by the pro-gun activists during the last legislative session.
It allows an armed citizen to display, or point, their defensive firearm at an assailant without criminal charges, assuming the threatened use of force is justifiable.
Although “warning shots” are not specifically mentioned, they’re also covered by the new law.
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