It didn’t take long for anti-Second Amendment fascists to try to capitalize on the Oct. 7 murder of Meleanie Hain. Just as they tried to benefit from the murders of the Chicago boys walking home from school — how that becomes a call for gun control in a city that bans guns is a mystery — they wasted little time in blaming responsible gun owners for Hain’s death.
Take, for instance, Josh Sugarmann, the executive director of the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C. On Oct. 9, he posted the following tripe on huffingtonpost.com:
“The Oct. 7 murder-suicide involving Pennsylvania mother of three Meleanie Hain — who gained national note and pro-gun fame as the result of a legal battle stemming from the revocation of her permit to carry a concealed handgun by local law enforcement after she openly carried a loaded Glock 9mm pistol to her daughter’s soccer game — is a macabre lesson in easy irony. A woman who preached the National Rifle Association gospel that guns make you safer and protect your family is shot dead by her husband in a murder-suicide, her surviving family devastated.”
— Gun-Toting Soccer Mom Found Dead; http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Gun-Toting-Soccer-Mom-Found-Dead-63753457.html
— Gun-toting soccer mom’s death reignites national debate on gun rights; http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2009/10/gun-toting_soccer_moms_death_r.html
— Anti-gun lobby bummed they can’t use Chicago beating death to flog for gun control; http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/199109.php
— Chicago Violence Haunts Obama as Gun-Control Backers Left Cold; http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a3duFSs.mpT4