A Fourth District Court of Appeals decision has restored uniformity statewide when it comes to determining the use of force compared to the actual use of deadly force.

The state appellate justices decided that the mere display of a firearm without pulling the trigger, even if the bearer points it at a person’s head, is non-deadly force.

“Only carrying or displaying a firearm and loading it by advancing a bullet in its chamber for it to be ready for use if needed does not constitute the unjustified or threatened use of deadly force as a matter of law,” the justices wrote in the May 25 opinion.

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