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One would have thought


That this was the most unquestionable justification for recognizing the right to be armed there was.

On October 16, 1991, George Hennard drove his car through the front window of Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas.  He was there for one purpose, and stepping out of his vehicle, calmly and methodically opened fire on more than two score unarmed patrons inside the building.

No one shot back. Why? Texas law prohibited its citizens from carrying firearms in public places. Although the victims at Luby’s obeyed that law, the gunman did not.

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  1. GomeznSA permalink
    05/09/2013 11:56

    And that was one of the catalysts that FINALLY got legal concealed carry passed in Texas – once annrichards was voted out of office…………..

  2. 05/09/2013 12:28

    Every state should have taken that as an example.

  3. upaces88 permalink
    05/09/2013 15:17

    Gomez! I see you know about Ann. She was one tough woman!
    Had she not been aging, I do believe she would have made a run at the WH later.
    We really liked her!
    She didn’t put up with crap!
    As you know, she was very plain spoken. She didn’t talk “around, over and under issues”… she was right in your face stating what she meant and meant everything she said!

    the only woman I have seen to come close to being like her is Sarah Palin…and maybe Michelle Bachman.

  4. upaces88 permalink
    05/09/2013 15:19

    …SORRY….I hit the shift key in error.

    HOWEVER, Ann Richards on stage and in front of a microphone didn’t have the “feminine presence” that Palin and Bachman have. She was more like a Ma Kettle in an expensive dress!

  5. 05/09/2013 16:17

    So, Gomez, did Ann Rchards hold up the CCW bills? I see you liked her, upaces, but I’d ask you the same question. Not to mention, when does TX go Constitutional?

  6. 05/09/2013 16:20

    I was in England when I heard about this happening, and my first instinct was “This happened in TEXAS!?!? Why didn’t they just shoot back!?!?” Then I found out you couldn’t carry in TEXAS! Insane.

  7. upaces88 permalink
    05/09/2013 16:21

    Explain more of what you mean Please.

  8. 05/09/2013 16:32

    The fact that this was Texas, of all the places in the world for nobody to have a gun to shoot back with amazed me.

  9. upaces88 permalink
    05/09/2013 16:41

    Oh Okay….Most of us have always felt safe enough that we didn’t have to carry all the time. That kind of incident was a shock to all of us.

    I don’t know what you mean by “you can’t carry.” Maybe I was working too many hours at the time (12-16 hrs a day), but everyone I knew carried. Especially, in the business I was in. I was in the nightclub business, and there were trucks parked in the lot with shotguns in the back window.

    I carried when I worked for the City of Dallas, and she was in office then… Several of us carried because it was during a Racial riot time in Dallas. WE HAD TO for our own safety.

  10. upaces88 permalink
    05/09/2013 16:42

    AND, by the way, the racial riots were NEVER on TV in Dallas! It was never publicized.
    White women at City Hall were being threatened and we all carried.

  11. 05/09/2013 18:08

    upaces88. Hi, did you receive the picture? Cm did.

  12. upaces88 permalink
    05/09/2013 20:42

    No, I did not receive the picture.
    Let me go check my spam mail.
    Did you title it?

  13. 05/09/2013 20:42

    I do not know whether it was her county, or state law, or why she couldn’t carry into the restaurant. I know you can now in most places, no problem. Could have been that they served alcohol, but now the law is something like “less than 50% of their income from alcohol, so long as you aren’t drinking while you’re carrying”.

  14. 05/09/2013 21:46

    The gunman shot 50 people and killed 23, including Hupp’s parents. Hupp later expressed regret about deciding to remove her gun from her purse and lock it in her car lest she risk possibly running afoul of the state’s concealed weapons laws; during the shootings, she reached for her weapon but then remembered that it was “a hundred feet away in my car.”…

    …. Hupp testified across the country in support of concealed-handgun laws. She said that if there had been a second chance to prevent the slaughter, she would have violated the Texas law and carried the handgun inside her purse into the restaurant…

    Suzanna Gratia Hupp successfully helped changed the law

  15. 05/09/2013 22:17

    Thought I sent it too. I found it in my junk, un-junked it, and forwarded it.

  16. upaces88 permalink
    05/10/2013 10:10

    Poet, I still didn’t receive that pix. If it was in my spam mail, what was the title. In Gmail I can retrieve from the trash even if it has been emptied IF I didn’t recognize the sender OR it had no title..

  17. 05/10/2013 10:12

    I just sent it, with title.

  18. 05/10/2013 10:13

    Kenya has a weed that is like LCD to some, a very taboo picture be careful with it, ok.

  19. upaces88 permalink
    05/10/2013 10:44

    Got it! LOL

  20. 05/10/2013 13:23

    Interesting, this week, Texas has a new bill proposing reducing the C&C training from ten to six hours

  21. 05/10/2013 14:32

    If they would just go Constitutional Carry.

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