Since I reposted Ms. Hupps original interview, there have been several other posting of it; as we might expect, the delusional anti-gunners have come out with a new barrage of more gun control madness. Below this post, is a map of open carry states, and other info.
The Luby’s restaurant massacre took place on October 16, 1991, in Killeen, Texas. George Hennard drove his pickup truck into the cafeteria and shot 23 people to death while wounding another 20, subsequently committing suicide by shooting himself. Because of a Texas gun law at that time, citizens were not permitted to carry a weapon in public places. As is always the case, people who want to commit a crime don’t care about laws:
“Responding to the massacre [at the Luby’s cafeteria], the Texas Legislature in 1995 passed a shall-issue gun law, which requires that all qualifying applicants be issued a Concealed Handgun License. . . .
“The law had been campaigned for by Dr. Suzanna Hupp, who was present at the massacre where both of her parents were shot and killed. She later expressed regret for obeying the law by leaving her firearm in her car rather than keeping it on her person due to the fact that it could have cost her chiropractic license.
“She 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.”
Since guns laws and places where guns can be carried have restricted law-abiding citizens from having a way to bring down a criminal with a gun, murders like the one that happened in Killeen, Texas, have increased.
I suspect that some lone shooter or group of terrorists will think twice about going on the campus of a school where it is known that people are armed. These types of shooters are cowards. They go after the defenseless.
Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 people on a military base. Thirty others, including the shooter, were wounded and required hospitalization. As a matter of practice, Fort Hood personnel do not carry weapons on the base. Military weapons are only used for training or by base security, and personal weapons must be kept locked away by the provost marshal.
You know Hasan knew this. Do you think he would have tried to kill the military “infidels” if the base personnel had been carrying weapons? Not a chance.
It only stands to reason that citizens should be armed where there are known targets of gun violence. Consider this report from The Weekly Standard:
“David Gregory mocked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C.”
“The Gregory children go to school with the children of President Barack Obama, according to the Washington Post. That school is the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends.
“According to a scan of the school’s online faculty-staff directory, Sidwell has a security department made up of at least 11 people. Many of those are police officers, who are presumably armed.”
Typical liberal hypocrisy; protection for me but not for thee.
Watch this recent interview that Hupp had with a clueless info-babe:
http://www.opencarry.org/?page_id=103 State info and other guides on this pg.
REGISTRATION – ( traveling to another state? On vacation? )
State Gun Laws [URL: http://injury.findlaw.com/product-liability/gun-laws.html?DCMP=ADC-INJ_DefectProdBoardModifier-GunStates&HBX_PK=+open++carry++states]
State gun laws vary considerably. Some states have many more firearms restrictions than others. Some gun owners who visit other states will be granted reciprocity and recognition for any “right to carry” gun laws they had in their home state. Not all states grant such rights. “Right to carry” laws are federal and state constitution provisions that recognize a gun owner’s right to use her or his gun for defensive purposes.
Some states give gun owners more rights than others do. For example, twelve states currently prohibit employers from firing employees who leave guns locked in their personal vehicles on company property. That means 38 other states do allow companies to restrict employees from having weapons in their cars or trucks on company property.
States also have laws that either allow or prohibit you from openly carrying a gun in public. These are called “open carry” laws. Generally, states fall into one of four categories:
Permissive Open Carry States – Allow you to carry a gun without a permit or license.
Licensed Open Carry States – Allow gun owners to carry firearms openly only after they are issued a permit or license.
Anomalous Open Carry States – Carrying a gun openly may be generally lawful under state law, but local governments may pass their own gun laws that are more restrictive than the state’s laws.
Non-Permissive Open Carry States – Carrying a gun openly is against state law, or is legal only in limited circumstances (e.g., while hunting) or when legally used for self-defense.
If you just moved to a state with an open carry law, there is often a waiting period before you can apply for an open carry permit.
Open carry restrictions are often the subject of lawsuits filed by gun owners against states where they reside.
See FindLaw’s “State Gun Control Laws” for a directory of gun laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. If you have additional questions, be sure to contact a gun rights attorney near you.
Guns and Your Legal Rights
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What being charged with violating a state or federal gun law means, including elements of the crime, potential defenses, and the length of any possible criminal sentence.
If you or your loved ones are victims of gun violence, whether you can recover damages from the assailants and their employers.
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