From Luby's to the Legislature: One Woman's Fight Against Gun Control
by TexasGOPVote on June 11, 2010 at 11:44 PM
Suzanna Gratia Hupp former member of the Texas House of Representatives discusses gun rights and her new book, From Luby's to the Legislature: One Woman's Fight Against Gun Control.
She tells the story of a past event in which she had gone to eat at a Luby's Cafeteria and had left her gun in her car to comply with Texas state law at the time, which forbade carrying a concealed weapon. A man drove his truck into the cafeteria and opened fire on the Luby's customers. Hupp instinctively reached into her purse for her weapon, but it was in her vehicle. Her father tried to stop the shooter and was shot in the chest. As the gunman reloaded, Hupp escaped through a broken window and believed that her mother was behind her. However, the man had put a gun to her mother's head as she cradled her mortally wounded husband. Hupp's mother and father were killed along with twenty-one other people.