11-08-2009 AAR Broadcast Hour 1
There were some minor changes to the planned discussion this week due to some current events that made it necessary for us to deviate slightly. Dr Bruce Eimer joined me for the first hour with Ms. Kathy Jackson to de-bunk some of the anti-gun and mainstream media regarding the Ft. Hood incident. There’s no one better than Kathy Jackson when it comes to a woman’s unique perspective and combined with the wisdom of Dr. Eimer, this made for very compelling radio.
I am proud to announce that Ms. Suzanna Hupp joined me on air for the second hour for what was probably one of the best AAR broadcasts to date.
On Wednesday, October 16, 1991, Hupp and her parents were having lunch at the Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen TX. She had left her handgun in her car to comply with Texas state law at the time which forbade carrying a concealed weapon. When George Hennard drove his truck into the cafeteria and opened fire on the patrons, Hupp instinctively reached into her purse for her weapon, but it was in her vehicle. Her father, Al Gratia, tried to rush Hennard and was shot in the chest. As the gunman reloaded, Hupp escaped through a broken window and believed that her mother, Ursula Gratia, was behind her. Hennard 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 persons. Hennard also wounded some twenty others. As a survivor of the Lubys Massacre, Hupp testified across the country in support of concealed-handgun laws. She said that had there 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.
Ms. Hupp was incredibly easy to talk to and the hour was one of the best I have ever spent behind the microphone. Her insight, her intensity, her passion and her incredible intelligence all shown through during our discussion. I can promise that after you listen to this you will, like me, run out and pre-order her new book “From Luby’s to the Legislature”.
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