Florida ALERT! HB-89 -- Threat of Force to Stop Attackers Bill Passes
House Bill 89, Threatened Use of Force, by Representative Neil Combee (R-Auburndale) & Representative Katie Edwards (D-Sunrise) was favorably amended and PASSED the Florida House Criminal Justice Committee by a vote of 12-1. The bill currently has 29 cosponsors and growing. HB-89 is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who "threaten to use deadly force" against an attacker as a means of self-defense and to stop an attack. Some anti-gun, anti-self-defense prosecutors have been abusing the 10-20-LIFE law to prosecute average citizens who displayed a weapon or gun in self-defense to make an attacker back off.