Meleanie Hain, a soccer mom who became a national advocate for second amendment rights, has been killed in an apparent murder-suicide with her husband in Lebanon, PA. The murder occurred within a week of a published study showing that the odds of being killed or injured increased dramatically if you carry a gun.
Hain attracted national attention when she appeared with a holstered Glock at her five-year-old daughter’s soccer practice in September 2008. The local sheriff county Mike DeLeo eventually pulled her permit to carry a sidearm after complaints from other parents, but Hain challenged the move and succeeded in getting the permit back. She was in the process of suing the sheriff and county when she died.
Meleanie Hain, 31, and her husband, Scott Hain, 33, were pronounced dead by Lebanon County coroner after a two-hour standoff with police outside their home at Second Avenue and East Grant Street. Their children were present when the husband appears to have killed Hain and then shot himself. A recent report indicates that she was engaged in a web chat when her husband shot her.
The children include a two-year-old girl, 6-year-old girl, and a 10-year-old boy.
The study by Charles C. Branas at University of Pennsylvania found that people who carried guns were 4.5 times as likely to be shot and 4.2 times as likely to get killed compared with unarmed citizens.
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