If these CNN anchors had both been unarmed, they would probably be dead and we would be hearing more anti-gun news stories about it.
Watch this one go down the CNN memory hole almost immediately. (They did feel compelled to acknowledge the story.)
Former Headline News anchor—Lynne Russell—and her husband (a former CNN correspondent) BOTH carry concealed weapons, and had to use them to defend themselves against a violent thug.
Here it is from KOAT.com: “A former CNN correspondent was shot three times late Tuesday night during an attempted robbery at an Albuquerque motel.”
A former CNN correspondent was shot three times late Tuesday night during an attempted robbery at an Albuquerque motel.
Former CNN anchor and Manzano High School graduate Lynne Russell told Action 7 News she and her husband Chuck de Caro were robbed at gunpoint around 11:30 p.m. at the Motel 6 near Coors and Iliff.
De Caro worked as a correspondent for CNN.
Russell said they were exhausted Tuesday night and decided to go to a motel to rest. She had gone to the car to get something when a man put a gun to her head, dragged her back into the motel room and demanded her valuables.
“The man pushed me inside, I was airborne, literally. And (I) landed on the bed, and that was about the time that Chuck came out of the shower,” Russell said. “The man was just wild. He was pointing the gun, and the way that he was acting, it was as if he’d done it before.”
Russell said she and her husband legally carry handguns, and they had them in the motel room.
The thug ended up shooting at Russell’s husband and he returned fire. He survived, despite being wounded. The thug died at the scene.
Gee, a gun saved their lives—that’s a story you won’t see on CNN often!
My guess is that if they hadn’t been armed, they would have died in that motel room, and CNN would have used it as a non-stop advertisement for “gun control.” As it is, you probably won’t hear another word about it.
Look, no one likes it that weapons are necessary. But they are.
P.S. My favorite quote: “Then [the thug] turned around and he opened fire. My husband returned fire. And he’s a better shot.”
Lesson: Always strive to be “a better shot” than the thug.