Soccer mom Melanie Hain, who made national headlines last year by having a loaded, holstered handgun at her 5-year-old daughter's soccer game, has been found shot dead in her home along with her husband, police said Thursday.
Police have avoided labeling the incident a murder-suicide. However, they do not believe that another person was involved, Wright said. A full investigation is under way, he added.
I am very pro-2nd Amendment. But I would like to point out those who disbelieve that this is one of many reasons why people who keep firearms in their homes are three times as likely as those who do not to die of a firearm wound. This risk can be minimized by keeping your firearms in a locked cabinet, unloaded, with ammunition in a separate locked box (inside the cabinet is OK). Families who take this precaution have a firearm injury risk far lower than families who do not. By "risk" I am speaking of numerical risk ratios in published studies based on findings, not a theoretical risk.
[Edited 2009-10-08 22:55:41]