What's your opinion? Are you unclear on what I mean by "embarrassing?" Well, here it is.
Meleanie Hain's license to carry a weapon was revoked in 2008 after parents complained she endangered the community by openly carrying a gun to her 5-year-old daughter's soccer games.
A judge later reinstated the permit. But Hain and her husband sued Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo, claiming they suffered emotional distress and lost customers for her home baby-sitting service.
U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane tossed the lawsuit Tuesday. It had been continued by Hain's estate.
Hain's husband, Scott, fatally shot her in October 2009 at their home before killing himself.
1. Filing a frivolous lawsuit claiming emotional distress.
2. Filing a frivolous lawsuit for having lost customers for your home baby-sitting service when it turned out to be a violent and dangerous home.
3. Having been raised to the level of role-model for gun owners in general and women in particular only to end up murdered with a gun by your husband.
These are embarrassing facts, which I suppose the pro-gun crowd was well aware of when they reacted with such ferocity to any negative comments or observations at the time of the murder-suicide. I wonder if things are any different now.
The fact is, poor Meleanie is a perfect illustration of what's wrong with guns. An armed woman are no match for a murderous, suicidal husband. What helps in that type of abusive relationship is to leave him, and if that's not possible or until it is possible, to get the guns out of the house. Becoming the armed soccer-mom poster child was the exact wrong thing for her to do.
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