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Tonight's Show: Self-Defense With Guns (12am Eastern on FBN)
Stossel Blog ^ | June 24, 2010 07:09 PM | John Stossel

Posted on 06/24/2010 7:00:46 PM PDT by FreeKeys

June 24, 2010 07:09 PM UTC by John Stossel

Tonight's Show: Self-Defense With Guns (9pm on FBN)

It is nearly impossible to get a handgun for self-defense in my hometown of New York City. Here, if you want to keep a handgun in your home, you must pay $340 and fill out a 15- page application about why you want a handgun. It can be rejected for any reason. Want a realistic toy handgun? Banned. Want to carry a handgun on your person? Forget it.

Unfortunately, laws like that... kill people. No one knows that better than Suzanna Hupp, whose parents were murdered in a mass shooting at a Lubys restaurant in Texas. Here's what she told Congress:

This guy kept shooting... When I finally realized what was occurring I thought, "I got him!" And I reached for my purse. He was maybe twelve feet away...
But then I realized that a couple of months earlier I had made the stupidest decision of my life. I took my gun out of my purse and left it in my car. Because as you well know, in the state of Texas, it's sometimes a felony offense to carry a gun in your purse.

People in the restaurant tried to stop the shooting, but they were unarmed.

My father, at that point, said, "I've got to do something! He's going to kill everybody in here!" And he rushed the man.

No way. This guy turned and shot him in the chest. He went down; [he] was obviously mortally wounded...

When I saw what looked like an opportunity to escape, I turned around and I grabbed my mother by the shirt and I said, "Come on! Come on! We've got to run! We've got to get out of here!" And then my feet grew wings and I was out the back window. As soon as I got out, I realized that my mother had not followed me out... she had crawled over to where my father was and cradled him until the guy got back around to her, put the gun to her head, she looked up at him, put her head down and he pulled the trigger. My parents had just had their forty-seventh wedding anniversary. She wasn't going anywhere.

Remarkably, Suzanna is not angry at the murderer.  She doesn’t want tougher gun laws.

I'm not really mad at the guy that did this and I'm certainly not mad at the guns that did this. They didn't walk in there by themselves and pull their own triggers. The guy that did it was a lunatic. That's like being mad at a rabid dog.

I'm mad at my legislators for legislating me out of the right to protect myself and my family. I would much rather be sitting in jail with a felony offense on my head and have my parents alive.

Suzanna's story, which she tells in a new book, "From Lubys to the Legislature," helped get Texas to pass a law allowing citizens to pack heat.
Odds are, that law saved lives. Here is a graph, from More Guns, Less Crime, on the effect of concealed carry laws on mass shootings:

Giving citizens the right to carry concealed weapons is especially helpful in preventing mass shootings, because when there are many intended victims, it is likely that someone there will have a concealed weapon to stop the attack.

Tonight on my show, I interview Suzanna Hupp and others with gun self-defense stories.



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KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; guns; stossel
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1 posted on 06/24/2010 7:00:48 PM PDT by FreeKeys
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To: FreeKeys; DaveLoneRanger; bamahead; traviskicks; freepatriot32; Libertarian Nationalist GOPr; ...
John Stossel joined FOX Business and FOX News in October 2009. 
His show, Stossel, airs on the Fox Business Network on 
Thursdays at 8pm & 12 midnight ET, 
Saturdays at 7 PM and 11 PM, 
and Sundays at 10 PM.

2 posted on 06/24/2010 7:08:34 PM PDT by FreeKeys (So-called "liberals" want only the government to have guns, just as the Nazis and Commies did.)
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To: FreeKeys
Click on a sticker:
CONSTITUTION sticker
DON'T TREAD ON ME Bill of Rights sticker
Imposing a DICTATORSHIP is NOT change we can believe in
Politicans Like Diapers sticker
CRIMINALS PREFER UNARMED VICTIMS sticker
DICTATORS PREFER UNARMED CITIZENS sticker
See what happens it gun free zones?
See what happens in gun-free zones?  With 'strict' controls?
sticker: Criminals prefer unarmed victims, Dictators prefer disarmed citizens
The 2nd amendment IS the equal rights amendment
Fat & Stupid Sticker
Guns cause crime like spoons cause Rose to be fat, loud and stupid
You never need a firearm until you need it BADLY
A gun in the hand is worth 10 on the phone
Go ahead, punk!  Make my day!
The Tree of Liberty is Getting Thirsty!

------> Onward  to  TOWN HALL, TEA PARTY & RALLY SIGNS  <------


3 posted on 06/24/2010 7:22:33 PM PDT by FreeKeys (Ever notice a lot of the people who are against guns are politicians and other thieves?)
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To: FreeKeys

We don’t get Fox Biz News on Cable (we’re too cheap)...know of a good online TV method?


4 posted on 06/24/2010 7:26:40 PM PDT by goodnesswins (DEMOCRATS LOSE.....America WINS!)
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To: FreeKeys
The best little insurance carry today.

The Ruger LCP .380 auto with Crimson trace laser sight.

Under $400.00.Why would a woman leave home without it?

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5 posted on 06/24/2010 7:26:49 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: FreeKeys

When seconds count, 911 help is minutes away.


6 posted on 06/24/2010 7:27:09 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: Candor7

And it’s made in Arizona. That’s a plus.


7 posted on 06/24/2010 7:28:06 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: BipolarBob

Yes, no accident that, I am thinking! Make ‘em where the market is strong. I got two of these little jewels coming down the ordnanace pike!


8 posted on 06/24/2010 7:29:29 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: goodnesswins

No, but there are clips you can watch at both
http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/ and
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=stossel


9 posted on 06/24/2010 7:31:30 PM PDT by FreeKeys (Guns cause crime like spoons cause Rosie to be fat, stupid, loud and obnoxious.)
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To: Candor7

Thank you.


10 posted on 06/24/2010 7:43:43 PM PDT by FreeKeys (You never need a firearm until you need it BADLY !)
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To: FreeKeys
Good article up until this part:

"Giving citizens the right to carry concealed weapons..."

What part of "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." do people not understand?

11 posted on 06/24/2010 8:34:34 PM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Candor7

Great to see the Crimson Trace laser on it as well.

Kel Tec has a similar model called the P3AT. We picked up 4 of the units and put the Crimson Trace lasers on them. We fire them at least once each month, and keep them in appropriate places for quick use.

Lasers are great. We don’t aim - just place the red dot where we want the bullet to go.

380 ammo was a little scarce until a few months ago, but it is readily
available now.
Like you said: “The best little insurance carry today”


12 posted on 06/24/2010 9:04:22 PM PDT by B-Cause (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: FreeKeys; EdReform; Ladysmith; Petruchio; PeterPrinciple; alpha-8-25-02; F.J. Mitchell; B4Ranch; ...
Sorry I didn't tell everyone at the time, but I was a panelist on this show in the second segment of the program and in the web-only discussion segment. Fox flew me to NY for the occasion.
14 posted on 06/24/2010 9:49:43 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Bookmark this site, you'll like it: TheArmedCitizen.com)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Very nice Dave, a panel on John Stossel’s show with John Lott. Well done.


15 posted on 06/24/2010 10:02:57 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
Well done Dave . We are proud of you in my house .
16 posted on 06/24/2010 10:05:46 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Atta go Dave! Meet any media chickies? LOL.


17 posted on 06/25/2010 2:25:20 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

The show will re-air Friday at 10pm EST; Saturday at 9pm and midnight EST; and Sunday at 10pm EST.


18 posted on 06/25/2010 2:29:52 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is a fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Candor7

Double benefit of getting this firearm....its made in Prescott AZ.(LOOK, its stamped right into the gun) and it behooves us to support AZ as often as we can...

19 posted on 06/25/2010 3:31:47 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Utilizer

Most of the “people” do not understand, they are having this idea bred out of their lives like a disease...

And people like us who do understand what it means are being demonized by a cynical media, politicians, and gun-control groups, regardless of the positive stories being interjected every now and then to the unwashed masses...

We win a few battles, but the war is a never ending...

In the end, what people like us seem to lose focus on is the fact that if it ever came to giving them up, and possessing is made illegal...

Hehehe, I’ll still have my guns...And I am a very hard taskmaster!!!


20 posted on 06/25/2010 3:35:01 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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