A Lebanon woman who gained national attention when she openly-carried a handgun at a children's soccer game last year was shot and killed Wednesday night, according to police.
Police say Meleanie Hain and her husband, Scott Hain, died of gunshot wounds they sustained at their home on South Second Avenue.
The couple's children were home when the shooting occurred and are staying with family, according to police.
Hain's concealed weapons permit was revoked after she openly wore a holstered pistol to her daughter's soccer game in September 2008. A county judge later overturned the decision and returned her permit.
I saw the sad news first on Snowflakes in Hell. It's a terrible blow for the gun-rights crowd, besides being an unspeakable tragedy for the people directly involved. Sebastian said, "No doubt Brady will be exploiting this tragedy to the max by tomorrow."
Is that fair? Is it exploitation when someone points out that this incident perfectly illustrates several of the points we make? Is it wrong to show the sad irony in timing that only the other day the Univ. of Penn came out with a report showing that carrying a gun makes you more likely to suffer a gun tragedy? Is it taking advantage of a senseless crime to show how well it supports my theories that "guns are bad news for women" and that "10%" of legal gun owners should not have guns in the first place?
I'm deeply saddened by this, but I don't accept that it's wrong to say the things I've been saying all along. I honestly don't believe it amounts to exploitation.
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