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Legislators to vote on stand your ground repeal

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida legislators are expected to take a vote on whether to repeal the state's contentious "stand your ground" law.

A House committee has scheduled a five-hour hearing on Thursday to consider two bills dealing with guns.

One of the bills up for consideration would repeal the eight-year-old law that allows the use of deadly force if someone believes his or her life is in jeopardy. HB 4003 is sponsored by Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee.

It is expected that House Republicans will vote down the bill. House Speaker Will Weatherford agreed to hold a hearing on the "stand your ground" law this summer.

The House committee is also scheduled to take up a separate measure that would allow people who fire warning shots to avoid being charged under Florida's "10-20-Life" sentencing law.

Associated Press

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