Daughter Regrets Leaving Gun in Car after Parents Murdered

The Luby’s restaurant massacre took place on October 16, 1991, in Killeen, Texas. George Hennard drove his pickup truck into the cafeteria and shot 23 people to death while wounding another 20, subsequently committing suicide by shooting himself. Because of a Texas gun law at that time, citizens were not permitted to carry a weapon in public places. As is always the case, people who want to commit a crime don’t care about laws:

“Responding to the massacre [at the Luby’s cafeteria], the Texas Legislature in 1995 passed a shall-issue gun law, which requires that all qualifying applicants be issued a Concealed Handgun License. . . .

“The law had been campaigned for by Dr. Suzanna Hupp, who was present at the massacre where both of her parents were shot and killed. She later expressed regret for obeying the law by leaving her firearm in her car rather than keeping it on her person due to the fact that it could have cost her chiropractic license.

“She testified across the country in support of concealed handgun laws, and was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1996. The law was signed by then-Governor George W. Bush.”

Since guns laws and places where guns can be carried have restricted law-abiding citizens from having a way to bring down a criminal with a gun, murders like the one that happened in Killeen, Texas, have increased.

I suspect that some lone shooter or group of terrorists will think twice about going on the campus of a school where it is known that people are armed. These types of shooters are cowards. They go after the defenseless.

Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people on a military base. Thirty others, including the shooter, were wounded and required hospitalization. As a matter of practice, Fort Hood personnel do not carry weapons on the base. Military weapons are only used for training or by base security, and personal weapons must be kept locked away by the provost marshal.

You know Hasan knew this. Do you think he would have tried to kill the military “infidels” if the base personnel had been carrying weapons? Not a chance.

It only stands to reason that citizens should be armed where there are known targets of gun violence. Consider this report from The Weekly Standard:

“David Gregory mocked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C.”

“The Gregory children go to school with the children of President Barack Obama, according to the Washington Post. That school is the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends.

“According to a scan of the school’s online faculty-staff directory, Sidwell has a security department made up of at least 11 people. Many of those are police officers, who are presumably armed.”

Typical liberal hypocrisy; protection for me but not for thee.

Watch this recent interview that Hupp had with a clueless info-babe:








Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. He is the author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles.

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  • JohnWIS

    Another so-called “journalist” who can’t seem to wrap her head around anything normal. (Kind of like Sloedad O’Brien).
    Always trying to keep the “assault weapon” term in play, because a semi-automatic weapon that ‘looks’ scary, and ‘looks’ like the ones used by our military. The ones used by our military, go into automatic mode……the ones that we can purchase, don’t.

  • TexasOlTimer

    Suzanna Hupp’s niece gave a talk at a local 4th of July gathering in our town and told us the story. I don’t know it if was more powerful coming from her or if Suzanna had been able to tell the story. Although we all knew the story, hearing from a family member brought us all to tears.

    There were security guards at the theatre in Aurora, CO, but not inside where the movies were shown. The shooter went to several before he found the one where it was a “gun free zone” and then used an exit door to bring in his weapons – where there was no guard.

    It appears to be ok to arm pilots and have armed marshalls aboard our planes. It’s ok to have the President and apparently everyone connected with the administration guarded with armed agents. However, to protect our children we have “gun free zones” as those that would be willing to shoot to kill our children are going to be stopped by that sign… What? No guns allowed? Gee, guess I’d better go back home so I don’t break that law!

    Why not start by taking away all the security guards in Washington DC and making it a true “gun free zone?” Then everyone that wants guns banned be mandated to put a sign in front of their home “This is a gun free zone”…. Maybe that might put a stop to their nonsense!

    I personally like the sign “Some teachers, principals or others may be armed at this school.”

  • http://twitter.com/chaotixjoe NamelessN00b

    Obama Won’t Give Up His Guns… Why Should You?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNA2Y55LAwM&feature=em-uploademail

    Merry Christmas, BTW.

  • slickzip

    REMEMBER ONE IMPORTIAN THING ,,,,, good people with GUNS OUT NUMBER bad people with guns ,,,,

  • http://FarTooMuch.Info JRuss

    Blaming the Newtown Connecticut massacre on guns is like blaming cars for drunk driving. I blame misuse of alcohol for drunk driving. And to often, misuse of drugs on kids and adults is responsible for violent behavior. Watch the following videos on drugs:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26e5PqrCePk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeFplYBDPdo From what I have read, Adam Lanza was under the influence of a psychotropic drug the day he shot 27 children and adults at the Sandy Hook school. He is not the only mass murderer to have been such drugs. It is as if these drugs put the soul to sleep and allow evil to control the body.

  • shawn corrigan

    yes,this woman makes excellent points. i want to know why the hell the conversation is not about our established law. the second amendment states we have the right to protect ourselves. if a state or anyone tries to infringe on that they should be sued. people should have the right to choose(that is called freedom), we should have the right to choose where we send our kids to learn,if we think a school with armed teachers is good , we should be able to send them to that school, or keep them home with ourselves doing the job. a point this woman makes i want to mention is this, she states small clips are quickly changed and are NOT slower than large clips. i believe she has a point. liberals are obsessed with reducing clip size. i have experienced more jamming with larger clips. i saw a movie where the actor out shot guys with machine guns using to small clip pistols. so the argument about banning large clips ,i think is a fraud.
    i believe the conversation should be about those who hate our constitution, and should leave ,and those who love it and want to fight to keep communists from destroying our founding document, the document that our leaders swore to honor. millions of americans fought and died to honor our constitution,we need to honor them and our pledge buy following it.

  • Walt

    If you would take these shooters out in front of the court house and hang them it would go a long way in detering this crap. Our politicians and lawyers are more afraid of offending someone than protecting them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/volpapaw Michael C Smith

      Maybe we should hang the politicians with the shooters !

      • Nikita63

        Unequivocally the best idea I have heard today. The fewer of BOTH, the better and after a time, it would be a near PERFECT solution, except of course for the druggies and radically sociopathic whose minds cannot be read , only sometimes, not always detected in any investigative process, no matter how thorough. If you execute them the one SURE thing is that they Will NOT kill again. Others might , but not any of them.

        • granddpa6151

          the problem with executing these people is the ACLU is the POS suffered before dying at is the song you hear all the time in California from the bleeding hearts liberals and why California doesn’t use the deat penalty, No one seems to care about if the vitims of crimes suffered or not, as said earlier an eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth use the same form t execute this garbage as they used on the victims.

        • Nikita63

          Believe me grandpa6151, I feel your pain and that of all reasonble people who have concerns for the rights of victimeds rather than a gov ernment and legal system that backs over backwards to deny rights to victims ofd capital crimes. California is not the only such septic tank of humanity: I unfortunately live in one otf the several East Coast Varieties, Massachusetts, and, if i did not have a 92 year olf mother in a nursing home here, would CRAWL south to the Shenandoah Valley. Massachusetts not only doesn’t have the death penalty; it is run by pediphiles and trandgendert terorists! Would you believe we have a transgender convicted murderer here who is by court order having taxpayer funded transgender surgery and attendant supplemental treatment! If I thought more about it, I’d want to ask you about certain of your allegedly female government representatives in Washington but then, I don’t want to encourage more of the same.

  • Brabado

    Thank you for the “heads up” advise!

    Bet you, it will not happen again…

    Criminals will soon have to think, twice, before victimizing decent, hard working, law abiding citizens, knowing that their asses, may be in danger… No more free rides!

    Good advise. Thanks you.

    GOD IS ON OUR SIDE, AND WILL SEE US THROUGH OBAMA’S HELL!

  • Stealth

    What bunch of ‘craftily manipulated’ interviews these stupid media people conduct… the CNN ‘boat-anchor’ is obviously CLUELESS- or IS she?? It would NOT surprise me that like MOST Liberals… that she SECRETLY arms herself then pretends she’s SHOCKED that ANY one would ever contemplate gun ownership. I am a ‘baby-boomer’ and I (thankfully ) grew up in a time where LIBERALISM didn’t reign… when people ( YES- LITTLE BOYS ) were brought up on WESTERNS and taught what ‘GOOD guys and BAD guys’ were- and this ‘crap’ didn’t happen then.. Gee, I wonder if it was BECAUSE the education system wasn’t socialist and LIBERAL as it is the past 35 years! Look…if you DON’t want to own a firearm.. DON’T, but if you want to take the overwhelmingly VAST MAJORITY of good and decent peoples rights away because of the millionth of 1% lunatics… then lets ban cars ( because people get drunk and kill with them ), knives, hatchets…hell ( FISTS ).. You radical lib’s will NEVER succeed is disarming the general populace- unless you want a civil war, which might help ERADICATE the rats in the hold…

  • Jack

    David Gregory is as stupid as one can get and still live. The problem is not too many guns but it is that we have too few guns. These nuts that want to kill people always seem to always pick a spot where there will not be any resistance. These nuts that want to murder people would have a more difficult time once some of bullets started flying in their direction.

  • foremost

    There is no such thing as an assault Weapon, until it becomes an assault weapon. A weapon can also become a defense weapon.and can be a defense weapon before used for that reason. Because we do not know when we will have to defend our life or processions. Wayne LaPierce, president of the NRA is wrong to put armed police officers in the school. We have tooo many people on the pay roll in the Government. To get a Concealed weapons Permit, They do a back ground check, pass a educational coarse and test. Police can not protect every one and shouldn’t be expected to. Right now police officers have to spend too much time writing up reports for the Justice System to make MONEY. A Police Officer is put on leave of absent when killing a criminal, why? the court system can not try a dead person. The Justice System has Failed to protect the Citizen. There are so many Criminals that only 30% are in Jail or Prison..

  • madashellnow
  • bungicord

    The same people who elected Obama scream for gun bans. They proved their inability to think rationally when they voted so they can be expected to be irrational on other subjects. After all they are liberal which is the defination of insanity.
    No liberal should be allowed to be anywhere near anything other than a squirt gun, and then only under supervision.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Wolfman4u Wolfman Thomas

    the bottom line is the new American progressive government wants to disarm its legal citizens for the bad things to come

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    A CNN poll majority ‘supports some kind of gun bans?’ Blondie, your biased poll is worth about a teaspoon full of pee in the real world. You’re talking to a lady who survived the horror of a mass shooting in a place where self defense was BANNED at the time and knows firsthand what happens when there’s no defense against a maniac with a gun. PEOPLE DIE!

  • kpjlaw

    Those who cannot carry guns are simply victims for those who want to prey on them. They are also more easily controlled by government. The liberals want guns to protect their own, however. They are such hypocrites.

  • Laurence Almand

    This is yet another example of the folly of “gun free” safe zones. If this woman had packed her pistol those people would have been protected.

  • marine1944

    If she wanted the true facts, she would shut up and lesson to what the woman is trying to tell her in the video

  • Tommy Tunez

    Adda girl Suzanna, whip that CNN bleach-blond lying New World Order dipstick!

  • Blessings

    Do as I say, not as I do! This is a very disturbing news. If obama sends his Children to a school that’s a Gun Free Zone in Washington, isn’t that breaking the Law? On another note, I’m protected 24/7 with a loaded gun . No Government will ever tell me I can’t protect myself. Look, these Washington too faced politicians have many body guards around them where ever they go. We tax payers pay this bill. We however are not allowd according to their Laws to have the same protection, not paid for, I might add. I guess their better then us and obamas Children are better then these CT Children as well… Shame on them, selfish they are…