Gun Control Activist Switches Sides After Parole Board Approves the Release of Her Sister’s Murderer
A gun control activist confessed she had no choice but to become a firearm owner after the New York Parole board approved the release of a man convicted of murdering her sister. Lisa Sharon is the elder sister of Pamela Sharon, who was murdered by Bruce Haims in 1984.
“I’ve always been a gun-control advocate. But if the state of New York refuses to protect me and my family from a vicious murderer, we’re left with no choice but to protect ourselves,” Lisa said. “I am therefore applying for a gun license.”
Haims was a 24-year old bookkeeper who was dating Pamela’s friend at the time of the murder. He visited Sharon’s home when Pamela was alone and made sexual advances towards her. When Pamela resisted his advances, Haims tried to rape her in her family home in Great Neck, Long Island.
The infuriated rapist resorted to smashing her head with a walking stick, causing her death. Three days later, Haims tried to comfort Pamela’s mother by offering her chocolates, hugging, and kissing her before he was arrested.
Lisa opposed the release of Haims through a victim impact statement indicating he was still a threat to the family. She added that women would be at risk if the convicted murderer was released. Lisa said he was a pathological liar and impulsively violent. Lisa said he never tolerated rejection and always turned violent. Without enforced medical management, Haims would engage in similar behaviors after the release, according to Lisa.
“I’ve known convicted murderer and sex offender Bruce Haims for 40 years,” Lisa said. “He has not changed.”
Regardless of her concerns, the parole board voted to free the criminal on a supervised release. Haims had failed parole release since 2008 when he became eligible for consideration. The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office has also opposed the release of Haims.
Given the victim impact report, his history, and the consistent failure to qualify for the release, its evident Lisa understands the situation. Fortunately, she has taken the most appropriate step to guarantee her family’s safety. However, many unsuspecting and unarmed women are at risk of falling victim to this dangerous criminal.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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