This one always makes me angry:
Meleanie Hain was a Rosa Parks of sorts. She wanted to protect her family, and the media and anti-gun lobbyists HATED that. She never wanted to be an activist, but that’s what she became.
She wasn’t some Lobbyist getting a six-figure salary, she wasn’t a celebrity, she wasn’t an right-wing zealot. She was just a Mom with a gun. They HATED that, and they HATED her.
When she was murdered they had a VERY hard time hiding their glee, and because she was SHOT it was a “Gun Death” so there they could continue with their narrative that NOBODY should own guns, and if you own a gun for personal protection you’re just going to get shot yourself.
Sometimes poorly understood use of the bible quote “Those who use the sword will die by the sword.”, of course in this verse Jesus was being arrested by the Romans, and knowing it was a lawful arrest (I can let the true theologists here go more into Jesus fulfilling his destiny to die for the sins of man), Jesus welcomed them.
Matthew Simon Peter of course didn’t like what was happening so he drew his sword to defend Jesus. In modern equivalence this is drawing your gun against the police who are arresting a friend for a crime he knowingly committed. How just you feel the law may or may-not be, this is a crime, and generally a good way to get yourself arrested or killed, so Jesus asked Matthew to sheath his sword and let the arrest happen.
Sorry antis who don’t have any respect for the bible, but there are lots of career soldiers who have lived by the rifle who died peacefully in their beds, as well a police officers, firearms instructors, and just the run-of-the mill gun collector.
Of course what ISN’T spoken about is that her husband was a parole officer. As in those people who get exemptions under every law.
Of course what is more heartbreaking was that what had lead up to this. As for hard information, I have no idea what her home life was like, but I highly doubt that he just killed his wife and himself on a whim. All we know is they were having “Martial problems”, and that’s information from friends who probably never got the full story.
The message is NOT “Never Own a Gun”, because a gun didn’t kill Meleanie, an abusive husband did. He could have easily beat her to death or slit her throat or poisoned her morning coffee, and the end results would have been the same.
The moral is if you are in an abusive relationship GET OUT NOW! If you are staying in a bad relationship because of your kids, think of the kids in this story who are now orphans in the worst possible way.
And if you are one of the anti-gunners who wants to slap a trite slogan on this so you can push your bullshit agenda, go to hell.