What's your opinion? Is it the racism within the organization that accounts for this difficult-to-understand disparity?The National Rifle Association has strongly supported "Stand your ground" laws, which are in nearly 30 states, including Florida. But why has the group not been vocal about the Marissa Alexander case?On Aug. 1, 2010, Alexander, of Jacksonville, Fla. -- then a 31-year-old mother of three with a 9-day-old baby -- fired a single warning shot into her ceiling after her husband, who had been arrested twice on domestic-battery charges, threatened her. He allegedly said, "If I can't have you, nobody going to have you." The shot hit no one.She believed that she had the legal right to defend herself under Florida's "Stand your ground" law -- the same defense that George Zimmerman has claimed in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. But a judge decided otherwise, applying the state's 10-20-Life law, under which an assault with a firearm carries a steep penalty. Her sentence? A mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison.
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