Florida Senate Bill 88: Threatening Violence Using a Firearm

Introduced by Senator Steube and it reads:


It appears to be a clarification of 790.162 or even an expansion. My question would be how will be interpreted regarding 776.08 and 776.12:



My very non-legal opinion is that seeks to clarify or at least help a defendant who is verbally being threatened with deadly force and produces his own firearm before the attacker gets to his. (All other requirements of self-defense still must be present.)

Still, in the words of Jon Gutmacher, I don’t want to be Defendant Zero and test this bill if it becomes law.

OK, everybody start humming/meditating/invoking and let’s see if we can get Andrew Branca to offer his opinion. 😀

Feel free to express your opinions. Trolling, overly cussing and Internet Commandos will not be tolerated .