There were a total of 25 entries for The Pearl Event, and two entries were generated as the winners:
Gary Michael Hilton-Meredith Emerson Case. That happened just outside of my hometown and on that very same day I dropped Brandon and some of his family off on that very same trail to hike while my mother-in-law and I went to visit some of my family. That case was so horrible and even though Meredith was trained in martial arts and had a dog with her, she ultimately could not defend herself. If she had been carrying a gun she could have. The man that murdered her did similar things to several other people as well. His abuse and violence to her was outrageous and it had a huge effect on everyone in our "safe" little mountain town. So, please do not post comments criticizing me for owning a gun. I actually had someone comment recently and tell me that I was not a Christian because I own a gun...seriously? So, if you disagree with me on guns that's fine. I respect you, you respect me. Right now in this country we still have the right to bear arms, and I am a law abiding, tax-paying citizen so I will use my rights. I have friends and family members from opposite political viewpoints and we still love each other and get along.