I think the confusion between offense and self-defense is getting a lot of people killed. A gun is much more effective if a shooter sneaks up on an unsuspecting victim. “I don’t know why she didn’t defend herself”, a neighbor said of the gun-toting soccer mom who was shot dead in her home by her husband. Well, we don’t have eyes in the backs of our heads and we all have to sleep some time.
Meleanie Hain made headlines after she attended her then 5-year-old daughter’s soccer game in a park on Sept. 11, 2008, with her Glock holstered on her hip in plain view, upsetting other parents.
The county sheriff, Michael DeLeo, revoked her gun-carrying permit nine days later.
Hain successfully appealed the permit revocation, although the judge who restored the permit questioned her judgment and said she had “scared the devil” out of people.
Hain sued DeLeo in federal court , alleging that he violated her constitutional rights and prosecuted her maliciously when he took the permit away.
She was way cooler than irate feminists marching against domestic violence, or legislators supporting bills to protect family members who are threatened, but what has more real protective value?