Gun nut Meleanie Hain, who sued her local Sheriff for $1 million after a permit revocation, is shot to death in murder-suicide

Apparently, husband shot her.

Gun-toting soccer mom is shot dead

Meleanie Hain, the pistol-carrying Lebanon mom who received national attention for taking a loaded gun to her daughter’s soccer game, was shot to death Wednesday night with her husband in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

Hain, 31, and her husband, Scott, 33, were pronounced dead by Lebanon County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Yocum shortly after 8:30 p.m. at their home at Second Avenue and East Grant Street, police said.

The couple’s three children were home at the time and were not injured, and are staying with relatives and friends, police said…

Meleanie Hain was thrust into the national spotlight when she took a gun, in plain view and holstered on her hip, to a soccer game Sept. 11, 2008, at Optimist Park in Lebanon.

Her permit to carry a gun was revoked by Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo on Sept. 20, 2008. DeLeo said Hain showed poor judgment in wearing her gun to the game.

Hain’s permit was reinstated by Lebanon County Judge Robert Eby on Oct. 14, 2008, but the judge asked her to conceal it when she goes to soccer games. Hain said she would continue to carry it openly under the Second Amendment.

Hain then filed a lawsuit against DeLeo for $1 million in U.S. Middle District Court seeking reimbursement of attorneys’ fees and costs, emotional distress and lost wages.

“She has been stigmatized unfairly,” her attorney, Matthew Weisberg said at the time.

Of the lawsuit:

LEBANON — The Lebanon woman who stirred controversy by openly carrying a handgun to her child’s soccer game filed a lawsuit in federal court today claiming that her rights were violated and seeking more than $1 million in damages.

Meleanie Hain’s concealed weapons permit was revoked Sept. 20 by Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo, who maintained she showed poor judgment wearing her gun to her daughter’s soccer game Sept. 11. The permit was reinstated Oct. 14 by Lebanon County Judge Robert Eby.

Judge Eby asked her to conceal the gun when she goes to soccer games. but Hain said she planned to continue to display the gun, asserting her right under the Second Amendment.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. Middle District Court on behalf of Hain and her husband, Scott Hain, names DeLeo, his office and Lebanon County. It claims the sheriff’s action violated her First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and 14th Amendment rights.

“My client has been harmed more than that court is empowered to adjudicate,” said Hain’s attorney, Matthew Weisberg, referring to the reinstatement of her permit in county court.

The suit seeks reimbursement of attorneys’ fees and costs and lost wages, since Hain’s baby-sitting business has suffered, Weisberg said. She also seeks compensation for emotional distress, punitive and statutory damages, and mandatory education for the sheriff’s department on Second Amendment issues.

From Pennsylvania Firearms Owners Association website:

More info as found on another forum: (I can not vouch for it’s validity)


“Just got a call from a family member who lives down the street from this lady and her family– informed me that there is currently a domestic violence issue, involving the husband

The details are not clear, but it appears she may have allegedly been shot and killed by her hubby who is in a standoff with the police , and her children are still in the home with him..again speculation as this info is just coming in.

Several shots were heard by neighbors who called the incident in and several blocks are shut down as the police try to determine who has been injured, some reports are suggesting she was shot as many as five times and again the primary concern are her children in the house.”

On the site, her blog handle was ‘shefearsnothing’:

this sucks.

she was telling me at the OC dinner in Collegeville she was planning to discuss divorce with her husband, but was afraid he’d react violently….

RIP Meleanie.. and rot in hell Scott Hain