Texas owes the passage of their concealed carry gun laws, in-part, to one woman; Dr. Susan Gratia-Hupp. The passage of that critical piece of legislation had very personal meaning to Dr.

Gratia-Hupp. She was one of survivors of the October 16, 1991, Killeen, Texas Luby’s Cafeteria massacre at the hands of nutter George Hennard who went on a rampage and executed two-dozen people, himself included, and wounding another 27.

Dr. Gratia-Hupp and her parents happened to be in the Luby’s that particular day, and they were among those that did not make it out alive.

During Senate hearing the following year, the doctor spoke, and hear is what she said, about that day.

“I had made one of the stupidest decisions of my life.”

“My gun was out in my car, 100 yards away, completely useless to me, because I’d wanted to obey the law.”

At that time, Texas had stricter gun control laws, and as indicated above, those were changed thanks to Dr. Gratia-Hupp.

This may seem like nothing more than a societal history lesson, and in that you are correct.

It is a very basic lesson, with a very basic premise--the Second Amendment.

There have been a lot of tragic events lately, be they the Fort Hood terrorist attack, the recruiting center terrorist attack, the beheading of the woman in an Oklahoma factory by a Jihadi, the Oregon community college terrorist, other shootings involving schools and colleges, theaters, and even the Amish, or for more recent reflection, the San Bernardino California terrorist attack.

In each case, had only one person happened to be carrying a concealed weapon, the results may have ended up differently, just like Dr. Gratia-Hupp was trying to say nearly 24 years ago.

Source: Conservative Tribune

 

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