A Story Of Self Defense? : Marissa Alexander Faces Possible Life Sentence For “Warning Shots”

       Marissa Alexander may be a name that is unfamiliar to you. After all, her story isn’t in the news as much as some. You should become acquainted with her story though, as it shows the total lack of stupidity that is going into affect when it comes to obtrusive gun laws in our nation. In fact, her story is so poignant that it may make you (liberals out there) rethink what you think about guns and self defense all together. 

       According to Alexander, she was abused both emotionally and physically by her husband for years. After countless times of encountering abuse at the hands of her husband, she decided to get away. She tried to flee, but things quickly escalated. Her husband allegedly got aggressive. This caused Alexander to take a gun and fire shots in the air to warn her husband that she had had enough. Her children were present, but the shots didn’t hurt anyone. They were simply warning shots. 

      So what did the state of Florida do to this woman who was trying to escape from the arms of abuse? They prosecuted her for using a gun during the incident. It has sparked outrage among many.Especially since they are now trying to give her 60 years behind bars.

        While the story to some looks clear, others believe that Alexander tried to intentionally kill her husband and missed. They say she just made up the part about the warning shot after her shot missed. Therefore, she should face jail time. To me though, whether one scenario or another occurred, I think that this brings up a point about guns and gun control.

        Liberals love to blame guns for all sorts of problems. Yet, they are defending Alexander in this instance because she was an abused woman who defended herself. Yet, without guns, she would not have had the capability to leave the man who abused her. Doesn’t this prove that guns have a place in our society? Liberals are mum on that issue, but I think that the answer to that question is  resounding “Yes”. Guns are useful for everything from hunting, to sport, to defending your home and self against anyone who would cause you any harm. In this case, I think that liberals would have a hard time admitting that battered women shouldn’t have access to tools, including guns, to defend themselves from otherwise helpless situations. 

          So, as I finish up this article, I just want to put a plea out there to liberals. Own the fact that guns do have a place in our society. Imagining a gun free world, might be nice, but it is unrealistic. In fact, it could cause more harm than good. So look at Alexander and her situation and logically rethink your position. I think it will make you see gun control in a new light. 

May God Bless America, 

The Generation X Conservative