Woman who shot "warning shot" at her attacker husband to get retrial

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    Woman who shot "warning shot" at her attacker husband to get retrial

    Woman's 20 year sentence for warning shot overturned, same state attorney as in George Zimmerman case | AL.com

    Not 100% sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, I get the fact that purposely aiming away from your target = possibly unitentionally shooting someone else. On the other hand, I get the "human factor" of not wanting to hurt/kill someone, even if they are trying to hurt you.

    Since there is a retrial, I am going to guess that she walks.
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    the biggest controversy of that case is not the warning shot, she left the house and returned with a gun.
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    ^^ That is likely to be her downfall if nothing else. She had every opportunity to contact 911 between leaving and returning armed.

    And the article says: "The gun that was used was legally registered to her."

    Sorry, but there is no firearm registration in FL. Another example of lack of media research.
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    Sounds ugly every kind of way. Dang glad I ain't in her boots. One thing I know for dang sure. I wouldn't want GZ's DA up my kazoo. I'm sure he's as zealous as our own king in chief.
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    The only warning shots I will give is to the upper center chest. A firearm is not intended for intimidation but to use to stop someone from doing harm to you or your love ones. When a weapon is drawn it is time to become ruthless not murderous or crazy but time to use it to stop grave bodily harm or death.
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    I hope she walks with time served. We have seen once again the overreach practiced by the prosecutor in her case.
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    If she left then got a gun and returned she is gonna have a hell of a time proving threat of serious bodily harm or Injury,since she returned and put herself into the situation.
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    It's The BS race baters,, she was offered a 3yr sentance but went to trial.. Sence GZ was found not guilty,, the baiters or whatever been crying foul.. She shot over her Ex & kids head..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDH1961 View Post
    The only warning shots I will give is to the upper center chest. A firearm is not intended for intimidation but to use to stop someone from doing harm to you or your love ones. When a weapon is drawn it is time to become ruthless not murderous or crazy but time to use it to stop grave bodily harm or death.
    And with the price of good quality ammo, why waste a bullet as a warning.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    ^^ That is likely to be her downfall if nothing else. She had every opportunity to contact 911 between leaving and returning armed.

    And the article says: "The gun that was used was legally registered to her."

    Sorry, but there is no firearm registration in FL. Another example of lack of media research.
    Maybe they mean her name was on the ATF Form 4473 for that firearm.

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    A good article here about how the stand your ground law in Florida is actually putting people who defend themselves under SYG into prison.

    http://m.vice.com/read/floridas-gun-...und-10-20-life

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    Common, Oakchas. When trouble started, he got his gun out of a car and returned to the club--instead of using both brain cells and exiting stage left. That's asking for trouble. Would you have stayed at the club--armed or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    If she left then got a gun and returned she is gonna have a hell of a time proving threat of serious bodily harm or Injury,since she returned and put herself into the situation.
    she claimed that she returned to the house after retrieving the gun form her car because she left the keys in the house and could not drive away. i don't know how she got in car to get the gun if she did not have the car keys maybe she left her unattended gun is a unlocked car? there are not a lot of details available. the few articles i read said she fired a shot or two through a wall and into a room where the kids were. she was married to the man but the report said she had not lived there for months. so i'm not sure if the house is considered her castle as well and if had to right to go back inside. domestic disputes tend to be really messy and not as clear cut as random crimes of opportunity.
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    So, legal shooting in Fl and you get all the hatemongers against you. Dirty shooting in Fl and the hatemongers work for you................................. Am I missing something here?
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    snip from Freeing Marissa Alexander

    On August 1, 2010, she and Gray were at home when Gray attacked her. "He assaulted me, shoving, strangling and holding me against my will, preventing me from fleeing all while I begged for him to leave," Alexander recounted in an open letter to supporters. This was not the first time that he had assaulted her.

    Alexander escaped into the garage but realized she had forgotten the keys to her truck and that the garage's door opener was not working. She retrieved her gun, which was legally registered, and re-entered her home to escape or grab her phone to call for help. "He came into the kitchen ... and realized I was unable to leave ... he yelled, '@#$%, I will kill you!' and charged toward me. In fear and desperate attempt, I lifted my weapon up, turned away and discharged a single shot in the wall up in the ceiling," she recounted. Gray called the police and reported that Alexander had shot at him and his sons. Alexander was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    this is one version of the story, i had read some other ones with some variation on where her weapon was kept and where the shot landed.

    she turned away and fired, this is a good example why mindset, a willingness to deal harm to your attacker and proficiency with your weapons is just as important as the weapon itself.
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