A Daughter's Regret : After Massacre, A Vow to Shoot Back


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WAGCEVP
July 12, 2003, 09:31 PM
A Daughter's Regret : After Massacre, A Vow to Shoot Back


By Carol Morello
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, May 13, 2000; Page A01

Suzanna Gratia Hupp will live the rest of her life with regret. Had she been carrying her gun the day a madman executed her parents while she cowered helplessly and then fled, she is convinced she could have stopped one of the worst massacres in U.S. history.

She has told the story many times over. Tomorrow she will relate it again before advocates of gun rights in a counter-rally to the Million Mom March. Put yourself in her shoes, she asks, and then think again whether gun control is the answer.



rest of story here:

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Greybeard
July 12, 2003, 10:07 PM
Yep, an important message from a pretty potent lady.

I'm somewhat surprised to see such was published in the DC rag. It would be nice if they'd take the time to get things right 'cause the following quote leads one to believe there are more prohibited locations than what a little scrunity reveals ...

"Even in Texas, which began allowing concealed weapons in 1996, guns are banned from several types of establishments, including churches, sports arenas, government offices, courts, airports and restaurants serving alcohol. "

Thankfully, Mrs. Hupp has remained in office, still taking names and kickin' you-know-whats in solid efforts to make such lists become more refined. :)

Standing Wolf
July 12, 2003, 11:15 PM
Suzanna Gratia Hupp will live the rest of her life with regret.

I'll hope she takes pride in all she's doing for America and the Second Amendment.

HBK
July 13, 2003, 12:13 AM
I've heard her story several times, it is really heart wrenching. I would hate to lose my parents like that. She is doing a lot to make sure we get to keep our right to bear arms and deserves a lot of respect for it.

michiganfan
July 13, 2003, 05:33 AM
I remeber that event and that lady from when it happened.

10-Ring
July 13, 2003, 12:34 PM
Sad sad story indeed :(

Zip06
July 13, 2003, 12:38 PM
Hupp's story should never be forgotten. It should be taught to Americans beginning in the first grade.

Jeff OTMG
July 13, 2003, 12:42 PM
To bad the reporter didn't bother to check the law in Texas before writing:
"Even in Texas, which began allowing concealed weapons in 1996, guns are banned from several types of establishments, including churches, sports arenas, government offices, courts, airports and restaurants serving alcohol. "

Churches: WRONG, guns are allowed in church unless there is a valid 30.06 posted, as is the case with any business.
Sports arenas: WRONG, only if posted or is a sporting event is taking place. They even have gun shows at the Reliant Arena in Houston.
Govt. offices: WRONG! I worked at the Texas Office of the Attorney General and carried daily, just not in 'offices utilized by the court.'
Courts: True, you can't carry into a courtroom.
Airports: WRONG, only in the 'secured area of an airport' or if the airport is posted with a 30.06 sign as is found at ABIA (Austin), but that sign will be coming down on Sept 1, 2003 due to passage of SB501.
Restaurants serving alcohol: WRONG! Only if it is a bar AND it derives more than 50% its' revenue from the sale of alcohol for on premises consumption.

Six chances and got five wrong.

Greybeard
July 13, 2003, 04:57 PM
Thanks, Jeff. That's the kinda misinfo going thru my mind when posted this morning. Just not enough coffee in me at the time to make fingers work as well as yours. ;)

Zip06
July 13, 2003, 05:25 PM
Greybeard - In your first post you mentioned that Ms Hupp remains in office. What office would that be for us non-Texans?

Greybeard
July 13, 2003, 06:19 PM
State Legislature - House of Representatives. Sponsored bill this recent session to affirm that municipalities DO NOT have the right to post "their" buildings with infamous 30.06 sign (prohibits CHL carry).

As Texas Muncipal League (cities) fought it tooth and nail, she (and others) helped push similar bill thru Senate. New law goes into effect Sept. 1. Gotta get confirmation when at DPS skul in August, but I understand it means the cities' 30.06 signs must come down - or can be ignored.

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