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Committee approves 'warning shot' gun bill

State Rep. Neil Combee, R-Auburndale, talks with reporters after Senate committee approval of a warning-shot exception to Florida's 10/20/Life gun law on Wednesday. Photo by Bill Cotterell.

A Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday for its chairman's bill that would allow Floridians to brandish weapons, even fire warning shots, to ward off would-be assailants.

"A person with a firearm is a citizen," said Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker. "A person without a firearm is a victim."

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