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    Gun advocate shot by husband

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    A soccer mum who gained notoriety for openly carrying a loaded pistol to youth sports events has been fatally shot by her husband as she video-chatted with a friend, authorities say.

    Scott Hain used his own gun to fire several shots into his 30-year-old wife, Meleanie, while her video chat was active and perhaps as she washed dishes in their kitchen, police said. Scott Hain, 33, later killed himself in an upstairs bedroom.

    Meleanie Hain's loaded pistol - with a bullet ready in the chamber - was in a backpack hanging from the front door.

    The couple's three young children were home just before the murder-suicide, but authorities stopped short of saying they were home at the time. The online friend heard a scream and turned to see Scott Hain firing, they said.

    He "observed Scott Hain standing over where Meleanie was and discharging a handgun several times", Lebanon Police Chief Daniel Wright said at a news conference. The man, who was described as a friend of both Scott and Meleanie Hains, called emergency police.

    Meleanie Hain became a voice of the gun-rights movement last year when she fought for the right to carry a holstered pistol at her young daughter's soccer games. Other parents complained, prompting a sheriff to revoke her concealed-weapons permit, a decision a judge later overturned.

    "I'm just a soccer mom who has always openly carried (a firearm), and I've never had a problem before," Hain said last autumn. "I don't understand why this is happening to me."

    The Hains later sued the sheriff who had revoked her open-weapons permit. The $US1 million ($A1.1 million) suit, which claims they suffered emotional distress and lost customers for her home baby-sitting service, remains pending against Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo.

    Scott Hain, a parole officer, owned the 9mm handgun used to kill his wife. He then killed himself with a shotgun. Police found several handguns, a shotgun, two rifles and several hundred rounds of ammunition in their Lebanon home.

    Friends and neighbours told police the couple had been having marital problems. However, Scott Hain was living at the home at the time, Wright said.

    Their three children are ages two, six and 10.

    Neighbour Aileen Fortna has said the children told another neighbour that "daddy shot mommy."

    Gun advocate shot by husband


    I guess her husband was a gun nut too. Wonder who the NRA will find as their new poster child?
    probes Aliens

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    Karma is always waiting

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    nice story, and tell karma to go away

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    A soccer mum who gained notoriety for openly carrying a loaded pistol to youth sports events
    Their three children are ages two, six and 10. Neighbour Aileen Fortna has said the children told another neighbour that "daddy shot mommy."
    Words fail me.

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    stop gun crime

    stop gun crime

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Meleanie Hain's loaded pistol - with a bullet ready in the chamber - was in a backpack hanging from the front door.
    Could have been a completely different story if it had been on her hip

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    What a sad tale. Those poor kids...

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    yes, a cautionary tale for gun advocates

    once upon a time,

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    Oh, the irony!

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    indeed

    that is why guns are often called "irons"

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    Well at least she was right in the thought that she needed a gun to protect herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Well at least she was right in the thought that she needed a gun to protect herself.
    Didn't help her much though

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    yeah, she didn't even get a shot off

    I suppose that is 2 less gun advocates roaming free

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    of course the obvious moral to this story is that we should all be armed at all times, you just never know when your husband/wife etc may shoot you.

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    Also, would she be dead now if her children were armed? It maybe time to think about arming children from a younger age....

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    no, the moral is "get your shot in first", like he did

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    We just added 3 more fked up people (the kids) in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by britmaveric
    We just added 3 more fked up people (the kids) in the world.
    What have 'we' got to do with it? I'm not a gun-toting nutcase, Brit. Are you?

    It's sad for the kids, sure, but I'm assuming their parents had f*cked em up long before this.

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    Fight for the right for kids to have guns.
    This announcement has been brought to you by the NRA.

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    They have them in Manchester.

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    ... openly carrying a loaded pistol to youth sports events...

    The Hains later sued the sheriff who had revoked her open-weapons permit. The $US1 million ($A1.1 million) suit, which claims they suffered emotional distress and lost customers for her home baby-sitting service, remains pending against Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo...
    You've really got to wonder what sort of person would stop taking their child to be baby-sat by this woman after her permit was revoked.

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    This is another example of why owning a gun does not make you safer.

    As I have posted before, I am a retired Army guy, but I don't like guns.



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    If he had cut her throat or bashed her head in with a baseball bat, this would have been a non story. I found myself in possision of 5 shotguns, 7 rifles and 4 handguns after the death of my father and brother. As I am not a hunter, I gave them to my son who is an avid hunter. For most in the states, owning guns and hunting, provides many hour of recreation. If a search was done to see how many murders, not self defense, were commited by NRA members, the % would be less than 1%. Our founding fathers saw the need for the populace to be armed and wrote it into law. If push ever comes to shove, we will be more prepared than most of the worlds nations. I think Switzerland also has it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai
    If push ever comes to shove, we will be more prepared than most of the worlds nations.
    what, who is going to invade you, Mexico or Canada?

    actually, Israel is far more prepared than the US, they keep their guns under their beds, not locked up

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai
    If a search was done to see how many murders, not self defense, were commited by NRA members, the % would be less than 1%.
    what is that 1% of BB? total murders, murders by gunshot or...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBobThai
    If push ever comes to shove, we will be more prepared than most of the worlds nations.
    Yeah but aliens have laser guns and shite, your tinfoil hats aint gonna protect you from them

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