January 9th, 2013

From Luby’s to the legislature

I didn’t know this woman’s sad but impressive story before, but I came across it the other day.

Here’s a video:

The title of this post is the title of Hupp’s book, which I have not read.

The Luby’s shooter, by the way, had about twelve minutes of uninterrupted and methodical shooting before armed policemen arrived on the scene. They managed to shoot and wound him. It was then, and only then, that the perpetrator killed himself.

6 Responses to “From Luby’s to the legislature”

  1. carl in atlanta Says:

    Suzanna Hupp is an incredibly effective public speaker.

    Her story still sends chills up my spine.

    Speaking of guns, I hope everyone here has seen Drudge’s current headline ( i.e., as of 1:38PM today):



  2. neo-neocon Says:

    carl in atlanta: “executive orders” on guns? That should come as no surprise. That’s the way around the legislative process, and if Obama can get away with it he will. That has been clear for a long, long time, and I’ve been expecting much more of it in his second term.

    I remember writing (although I can’t seem to find the post) a year or two into Obama’s first term that the prospect of his getting a second one was very frightening, since he would no longer be tethered to the idea of appealing to the public because he had to be mindful of re-election. He would essentially be unchecked. Who’s going to stop him if he wants to do something by executive order? Congress? When the Senate is in Democratic hands? The Supreme Court? Don’t make me laugh.

    To paraphrase Stalin, how many divisions does the Court have?

  3. carl in atlanta Says:


    I wasn’t really surprised by the threat of more executive orders; it was Drudge’s courage in posting those two photos over that link to the Weekly Standard story that I found to be remarkable. Guess Matt’ll be one of the first ones to be frog-marched out in the middle of the night.

    And I’m afraid that that quote from Uncle Joe may prove to be all too apt.

    Also note those stories linked on Drudge today about the run of guns down here in Dixie. We’re totally sold out for now (guns and ammo) with no new inventory being available at the distributorship level. I’ve never seen that happen before, has anyone else?

    God help the USA.

  4. neo-neocon Says:

    carl in atlanta: I just put up a post about this.

  5. gcotharn Says:

    Suzanna Hupp gave 5 minutes of some of the best Congressional testimony I’ve ever seen. She had me laughing, b/c she was completely brazen, unintimidated, unapologetic – and that included giving no favors to James Brady. And she had Dems on the Committee grumbling amongst themselves. At the very end, she points out – to the faces of Committee members – that the Second Amendment is about protecting citizens from the members of the Committee.

    Also, I noticed a difference between the way a victim who is a conservative portrays herself … vs. the way a victim (or pretend victim) who is a leftist portrays himself.

  6. parker Says:

    Hupp is a former member of the Texas legislature who helped push through concealed carry back in the 1990s. She is a well known in the ‘gun nut’ community as a forceful advocate for the intrinsic rights of ‘gun nuts’ to be ‘gun nuts’. Bravo Hupp.

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