Suzanna Gratia Hupp returns to Senate to remind them that gun control laws only hurt the innocent

The Right Scoop
2/14/2013

Suzanna Hupp returned to the Senate to testify about the massacre she was involved in back in 1991 when she lost her parents. And she reminded them again that it was gun laws that prevented her from being able to defend herself and potentially be able to save her parents.

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RelatedMassacre Survivor Tells Senate: I’m Not a Victim of Guns, But of Lawmakers Who ‘Legislated Me Out of the Right to Protect Myself and My Family’

…During her first appearance, Hupp explained how a friend had given her a gun when she was 21 and, though she doesn’t like guns or hunting, she agreed to get some training and carry it in her purse.

Not long after, a man crashed his car into a restaurant where she was eating with her family and started shooting people.

“It took me a good 45 seconds to realize that this man wasn’t there to commit a robbery,” she said. “He was there to simply shoot as many people as he possibly could.”

“When I finally realized what was occurring, I thought, ‘I got him,” she said, snapping her hand.  “And I reached for my purse.  He was maybe 12 feet away…But then I realized a couple of months earlier, I had made the stupidest decision of my life.  I took my gun out of my purse and left it in my car, because as you well know in the state of Texas, it’s sometimes a felony offense to carry a gun in your purse.”…

 

Update: Hammer time! Mary Katharine Ham rebukes Juan Williams assertion that gun rights’ advocates don’t care about the victims of violence. Chicago should be a “promised land” if gun control reduces crime.

Update 2The Elephant in the Gun-Grabbers’ Room

Violent crime in the United States peaked in 1991. Since then, 41 states have eased restrictions on concealed carry with 24 of those states adopting “shall issue” laws, which require the issuance of permits to qualified, law-abiding citizens.

In addition, the number of privately-owned guns has risen by more than 110 million.

And what has been the result?…

 

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