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Yes, Guns Kill, But How Often Are They Used in Self-Defense?

rpapa Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 10:47 AM
The only problem with Larry's examples were that the good guys had to run to their cars to get their guns. A lot of damage could have been done by the time they did that. If they were allowed to carry them the job could have been done much faster. When will we ever learn?
tibby2 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 10:55 AM
Ask Suzanna Hupp who obeyed the laws and saw both of her parents die. Her gun was in her car which was in the parking lot of a Luby's cafeteria in Killen, Texas.
rdevlin Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 12:39 PM
Interesting Tibby... Maybe that was HER choice. Texas law allows a person to pack, except in places which sell alchohol. You made a good point, but perhaps you should present a better example.
P.26 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 1:43 PM
The incident in Texas took place in Killeen at Luby's Cafeteria in 1991 and law required that weapons be kept locked in vehicles - concealed weapons were not allowed into public places. Hupp was so ticked that the law stood in the way of her doing something helpful that she ran for the Texas legislature and initiated the bill that came into effect in 1995 allowing concealed carry an idea that has since saved a number of lives. "HER choice" was to do something helpful; the lawmakers' choice was to sit on their hands and let somebody else do it - as long as they had police escorts. There IS no better example than T2's example. Read some of her own writings on the incident. She's got more guts than most of today's slugs in 'public office.'
dkeith Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 3:33 PM
The Luby's in question sold BEER. Perhaps that IS the Better Example. It WAsn't HER CHOICE at all if she was to OBEY THE LAW.
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