Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Soccer Mom Scores

Last Thursday I commented on Openly Carrying Gun Owners Being Harassed. A Soccer Mom lost her Concealed Weapons Permit because the Sheriff didn't like the fact that she open carried at a soccer game.

In this instance, right prevailed.

From My Fox Philadelphia:

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania soccer mom who packs a pistol is getting her concealed weapon permit back.

Meleanie Hain on Tuesday persuaded a Lebanon County judge to rescind the sheriff's revocation of her permit.

She had lost the permit after other parents complained last month that she was carrying her loaded handgun in a holster at her daughter's soccer game.

Judge Robert Eby said even though the law required him to give her the permit back, he questioned whether Hain showed good judgment by ignoring other parents' safety concerns.
You see judge, that is why "shall issue" is, you know, shall issue. Meleanie Hain did nothing illegal or wrong, but if you had you way you would render her defenseless because of your anti gun bigotry. You should know that a holstered firearm is not a safety concern.

Also commenting is Sebastian with Meleanie Hain Prevails

David with A Place for Fear

And many others

1 comment:

Bob S. said...

I know it runs counter to much of the "common wisdom" but I think people need to start carrying openly at more places like soccer games.

People need to see that the neighbors, their friends, the moms and dads providing snacks carry and are just normal people.

The police, when inevitably, called should inform the concerned parents that it is legal and valid.

The point needs to be made that their fear does not over ride 2nd amendment rights.

Glad to hear she got her permit back.

Bob S.