Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pennsylvania Woman Sues Sheriff on Second Amendment Grounds

Just came across the story of a Pennsylvania woman, Melanie Hain, who is in the midst of a protracted legal battle against Lebanon County Sheriff Michael DeLeo. The issue started when Hain, who holds a concealed carry permit, wore her holstered pistol to her daughter’s soccer game. Sheriff DeLeo revoked Hain’s concealed carry permit, though the revocation has been overturned on appeal as the Sheriff lacked legal grounds to revoke the permit.

Unfortunately that isn’t the end of the story:

"Hain said Monday that her baby-sitting service has suffered, her children have been harassed, and she has been ostracized by her neighbors because of DeLeo's actions. In one instance, she said, a neighbor who saw her in a local store had the manager ask her to leave because she was carrying her handgun.

"'I fought for my right, and now I'm still being punished,' she said."


Unfortunately with the vehemently anti-Second amendment culture being fostered in our schools today, it’s not surprising the public backlash Hain has been subjected to. In light of the Heller decision, it may be time for individuals on the receiving end of discrimination like that which Hain has received to file civil rights lawsuits. Now that the court has ruled unambiguously that the Second Amendment affirms an individual right, it should be afforded the same civil rights protection as any other right.

Until next time!!!

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