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Ironic. Pa woman, star of the open carry movement, shot dead in front of her kids by husband another open carry enthusiast.

This is an old shooting - but someone sent me the news item as if it were recent...

Ironic. A Lebonan Pa woman, star of the open carry movement, shot dead in front of her kids by husband another open carry enthusiast. And the neighbor is "surprised she didn't defend herself".

Yes, every wife should be ready to blast her suicidal husband, whenever he starts to get hinky. And vice versa. The only good marriage is a a marriage with mutually assured destruction. The new most-popular wedding gift? His and her's glocks, with bullets engraved with the spouses name.

"Scott Hain had worked in Reading as a parole officer for the state Board of Probation and Parole since August 2008. He previously was a guard at the Camp Hill state prison, the state Corrections Department said. 

Neighbor Mark Long told The Patriot-News in Harrisburg that Meleanie Hain had baby-sat for his 3-year-old son and that the couple had been having marital problems for about a week. 

Neighbor Aileen Fortna, 51, said that her husband noticed the two older Hain children running past their house and crying. She said the children told another neighbor that "daddy shot mommy." 

Meleanie Hain always carried her holstered 9mm Glock pistol, even to the grocery store, and was holding a rifle while she talked to someone outside her house last week, Fortna said. 

"I'm shocked at the whole thing," Fortna said. "I'm surprised she didn't defend herself."


A few other articles...

Meleanie Hain, the pistol-carrying Lebanon mom who received national attention for taking a loaded gun to her daughter’s soccer game, was talking to a friend via a Web camera when her husband, Scott, shot her to death before killing himself, Lebanon police said today.



Articles from before the shooting...

In a case that gained national attention, a Lebanon County judge ruled Tuesday that Meleanie Hain should get back her concealed-gun permit, which the county sheriff revoked after Hain openly carried a gun to her 5-year-old daughter's soccer game.

Youth soccer coach Charlie Jones said he asked Hain at a Sept. 11 game to move to the other side of the field, away from the sideline where the children were standing, after hearing that some parents were upset at seeing her gun.

"More than one parent was upset," he told the newspaper.

Hain later received a notice that Sheriff Michael DeLeo was revoking her concealed-weapon permit.

DeLeo cited a section of state law that bars the issuance of concealed-weapons permits to people who are deemed a danger to public safety based on their character and reputation. Hain showed poor judgment by wearing her gun at the game, he said.

DeLeo said that he understood his decision would force Hain to keep her weapon in plain view whenever she carries it, but that revoking her concealed-weapons permit was his only recourse because he could not legally confiscate her gun.

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