Thursday, January 10, 2013

Packing Iron and Irony

How many gazillion times have we been told by the gun nuts that guns saves lives?  How many billion gazillion times have we had gun-toting men and women paraded around as some kind of hero?

How many trillion billion gazillion times do we have to see stories like this before people say enough is too much?
A mother of three who became a voice of the gun-rights movement when she openly carried a loaded pistol to her daughter's soccer game was fatally shot along with her husband, a parole officer and former prison guard, in an apparent murder-suicide at their home.

Autopsies were planned Friday for Meleanie Hain, 31, and Scott Hain, 33, who were pronounced dead shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at their brick home in this small city about 80 miles west of Philadelphia.

The couple's 10-year-old son and daughters ages 2 and 6 were home at the time, police said. The two older children ran outside and told neighbors that their father had shot their mother, neighbors said. The children are being cared for by neighbors and relatives.
Two lives lost and three children scarred for life. Such a horrible waste that could have been easily prevented.

Too sad for words.


  1. Easily preventable? Seriously? They had no knives in the house? They didn't have any blunt objects in the house?
    Obviously, you have no experience in domestic violence.

    1. Stats have shown again and again that these crimes are many more times likely to happen when there is a gun in the home.

      Stop being such a fool.

    2. If only she had a gun to protect herself this would have never happened.

  2. Dan,

    Suicide by blunt object? Or, I suppose he could have stuck his head in the electric oven?
    Death by weed whacker, maybe?

  3. Steve, put down the crack pipe.