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 


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

  1. ” So what did the state of Florida do to this woman who was trying to escape from the arms of abuse?”

    You will hear a lot of different perspectives on this case. Mostly they are trying to fit it into an agenda. Here is what I have read about it that makes some sense to me.

    She got a restraining order against her husband while seeking a divorce and moved out of the home they had lived in together. Apparently she forgot to get some things and violated her own restraining order to re-renter that house to retrieve the things she had forgotten. In the process she ended up in a confrontation with her husband and his children (from a previous marriage).

    I don’t think there is much debate that he was abusive. But it gets weird when she goes back to the house. She parks her car in the garage and enters. She encounters husband and kids. Some words occur.

    At this point she goes back out to the garage and her car and retrieves a gun she has there. Then she re-enters the house and confronts her husband. At some point she fires the gun Maybe it was a warning shot or maybe she just missed.

    It is the re-entering that is key. If she is afraid for her life and safety she should get in her car and drive away. Why does she re-enter with a gun?

    That is the part that makes her guilty of something. That is not ‘stand your ground.” That is running away and coming back with a gun. In just about any jurisdiction her actions would get her a conviction.

    Here is a major part of the problem. Florida has this “zero tolerance” type law that says in this kind of offense you get a certain jail sentence and that is it. That zero tolerance is pretty stupid in itself.

    She should have taken a plea bargain – she was guilty by going and getting a gun and coming back and firing it at or near innocent children. But she didn’t and that resulted in a mandatory sentence.

    It looks like they may try to rectify the “zero tolerance” bullshit. But she was guilty as hell. It wasn’t genuine stand your ground. But the punishment really didn’t fit the crime either.

    That’s it in a nutshell.



    • That’s true. I would have put that in there, but I was trying to be concise. The point of my story was simply that liberals and others choose to be picky about who can and cannot have guns. In this case, they seem to think she should get off, but then they complain that use of guns is inappropriate in any double standard. Whether she is guilty or not (which stand your ground obviously doesn’t apply, but, like you said, punishment doesn’t fit the crime), I am just saying guns have their place in the world.

      • “… liberals … choose to be picky about who can and cannot have guns.”

        Liberals are consistent in their inconsistency. To truly understand who they are is to understand that they are consistent racists and sexists, and they will never admit it as they don’t think those terms could possibly apply to them. The first standard of Liberalism is the double standard. 🙂

        If a white male had done exactly the same thing they would have been calling for a public lynching.

        “I am just saying guns have their place in the world.”

        Hopefully I said nothing would lead you to believe that I think any differently.



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