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She’s just a ‘mom who happens to carry a gun’

December 27, 2008
PennLive.com
12/27/2008

LEBANON–Some people have called Meleanie Hain a courageous defender of the Second Amendment.

Others have referred to her in online forums as an “idiot” for taking her gun to her 5-year-old daughter’s soccer game in Lebanon in September.

Hain said she is “just a mom who happens to carry a gun … everywhere.”

No matter your viewpoint, there is no doubt Hain aroused a storm of controversy — making headlines locally and nationally. Whenever The Patriot-News published a story about Hain on PennLive.com, dozens, sometimes hundreds, of readers weighed in.

Hain agreed to an interview by e-mail. Following is an edited synopsis:

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