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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Victim Of Mass Shooting Where Both Parents Were Killed, Explains 2nd Amendment To Legislators

By Susan Duclos

Major H/T to Conservative Videos for posting a video uploaded in 2008, of a woman who was present and lost both her parents in a mass shooting in Texas, where 23 people were murdered and and 20 more wounded before the shooter committed suicide.

Her name is Suzanna Hupp, who speaks out again gun laws, including the assault weapon ban being proposed by liberals today, and the ammunition clip/magazine limitations they are trying to impose.

She says she is not mad at the guy that did it, he was a lunatic and she is "certainly not mad at the guns that did this, they didn't walk in there by themselves and pull their own triggers"  she goes on to say she is "mad at my legislators for legislating me out of a right to protect myself and my family."

Her words, her statement to lawmakers and her explanation of her 2nd Amendment rights, are as relevant today, and powerfully moving, as they were in 2008.

Hupp's statement to legislators ends at the 5:24 minute mark, but the video includes a followup interview with her after that.

Key Quote starts at the 5 minute mark: "People that is not the point of the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment is not about duck hunting and I know I am not going make very many friends saying this but  it's about [points to the crowd behind her] our right, all of our right, to be able to protect ourselves [points to the legislators sitting in front of her]  from all of you guys up there"


Reacting to the massacre, in 1995 the Texas Legislature passed a shall-issue gun law allowing Texas citizens with the required permit to carry concealed weapons. The law had been campaigned for by Suzanna Hupp, who was present at the Luby's massacre and both of whose parents were shot and killed. Hupp testified across the country in support of concealed-handgun laws, and was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1996. The law was signed by then-Governor George W. Bush and became part of a broad movement to allow U.S. citizens to easily obtain permits to carry concealed weapons. (Youtube details posted with the video)

(Key quote added after publishing)