"A Florida woman who fired warning shots against her allegedly abusive husband has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville had said the state's "Stand Your Ground" law should apply to her because she was defending herself against her allegedly abusive husband when she fired warning shots inside her home in August 2010. She told police it was to escape a brutal beating by her husband, against whom she had already taken out a protective order." CNN
I am a life member of the NRA. Shooting is my favorite pastime. The National Rifle Association embraces the right of Americans to keep and bear arms and to defend themselves as appropriate.
This woman did not shoot her husband. She fired "warning shots" into the wall or ceiling to dissuade a man against whom she had a court order forbidding him to enter her home.
Apparently she left the room to go get the gun with which to warn him and that was the basis for a conviction for "attempted murder?"
This makes no sense at all. NRA, where are you? pl