New Jersey woman killed while awaiting handgun license

The Courier-Post reports on a recent murder of a New Jersey resident:

When Carol Bowne felt the threat of domestic violence, the petite hairdresser took steps to protect herself.

The Berlin Township woman got a restraining order against a former boyfriend, installed security cameras and an alarm system to her home and began the months-long process of obtaining a handgun, friends said.

But it wasn’t enough.

Bowne, 39, was stabbed to death in the driveway of her Patton Avenue home on Wednesday night.

Her former boyfriend, 45-year-old Michael Eitel, was charged with her murder. Eitel, a convicted felon, was a fugitive Thursday, being sought by a U.S. Marshals Service task force.

Bearing Arms reporting on the incident noted:

If Bowne lived in a state that respected her freedom, she would have been armed with a handgun with a standard-capacity magazine and premium quality defensive hollowpoint ammunition when she left her home. She would have stood a fighting chance.

But Carol Bown[e] made a fatal mistake. Carol Bowne decided to live in New Jersey.

Read more at Bearing Arms.