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The Case for Self-Defense After a Massacre: A Look at the Luby's Massacre
Townhall ^ | Jan 08, 2013 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 01/13/2013 5:46:26 PM PST by george76

In 1991, a man named George Hennard drove his truck through the front of a Luby's Cafateria in Killeen, Texas. It wasn't an accident. He hadn't lost control of his vehicle but instead was there to kill. After crashing into the restaurant, Hennard jumped out and started killing as many people as he could.

Dr. Suzanna Gratia was there that day eating lunch with her parents. At the time, it was a felony in the state of Texas to carry a firearm inside a purse and Gratia left her gun in the car. Al Gratia, her father, attempted to rush the Hennard but was shot in the chest. She tried to escape through a back window while Hennard stalked his defenseless victims inside the building as they desperately tried to get away with their lives. Her father was killed and her mother was shot in the head while holding her dying husband of 47 years.

The following video is of congressional testimony Gratia gave 20 years ago. It is important to point out New York Senator Chuck Schumer was there, listening with an arrogant, bored and disrespectful look on his face. Although many lives have been saved as a result of people having the ability to properly defend themselves with firearms in public places since the Luby's massacre, Schumer is still pushing for people like Gratia's parents to become victims of violent crime today by pushing for more gun control and less self defense.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Illinois; US: New York; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; chuckschumer; guncontrol; lubysmassacre; schumer; secondamendment; suzannagratia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgrIsuO5PLc
1 posted on 01/13/2013 5:46:31 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Schumer was upset that she wasn’t dead.


2 posted on 01/13/2013 6:03:20 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

Schumer is Marxist scum who will eventually pay for his mendacity in Hell. Whether or not he believes that is irrelevant to that reality.


3 posted on 01/13/2013 6:07:57 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: george76

bttt


4 posted on 01/13/2013 6:13:55 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: piytar
I think James Rawles says it best
'When the Schumer hits the fan'

5 posted on 01/13/2013 6:14:58 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: piytar

I know.
He ran on the Socialist Worker Party ticket here a few years back.
Then had his name pulled from their ticket when it became a liability.
I suspect that with media fawning he may put his name back on it ‘proudly’.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 6:15:24 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: george76

Schumer IGNORES anything that doesn’t meet his political agenda .
He is a ‘photo-Ho’ narcissist who lives to see himself in News headlines , always accompanied by a photo .


7 posted on 01/13/2013 6:18:15 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You never want a crisis to go to waste...( even if you create the crisis) "- Rahm Emanuel)
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To: Darksheare
I know.

He ran on the Socialist Worker Party ticket here a few years back.

We are talking about Chuck Shumer, right? Senior Senator from New York? Not that I disbelieve this, but I would have thought it would have made a bigger splash. Is there any way you can cite the site you got that from for confirmation?

Thanks.

8 posted on 01/13/2013 6:27:41 PM PST by Wingy
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To: george76

excellent, great reminder, thanks for posting


9 posted on 01/13/2013 6:33:39 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi... the TRAVESTY continues)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

It’s fascinating why people fall for such jokesters. Part of the fault may be a lack of worthy opponents, but not all.


10 posted on 01/13/2013 6:37:08 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It’s fascinating why people fall for such jokesters.

For the same reason cockroaches congregate.

11 posted on 01/13/2013 6:41:30 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: george76

Some friends of mine, Jim and Lula Belle Welsh were victims that day in Luby’s..Just today I was looking for a recipe in one of my cookbooks Lula Belle gave me.


12 posted on 01/13/2013 6:44:36 PM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Is it time to Raid the body politic?


13 posted on 01/13/2013 6:52:07 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: TigersEye; Travis McGee; cripplecreek; 2ndDivisionVet; dirtboy
"In 1991, a man named George Hennard drove his truck through the front of a Luby's Cafateria in Killeen, Texas. It wasn't an accident. He hadn't lost control of his vehicle but instead was there to kill.

After crashing into the restaurant, Hennard jumped out and started killing as many people as he could.

Dr. Suzanna Gratia was there that day eating lunch with her parents. At the time, it was a felony in the state of Texas to carry a firearm inside a purse and Gratia left her gun in the car.

Al Gratia, her father, attempted to rush the Hennard but was shot in the chest. She tried to escape through a back window while Hennard stalked his defenseless victims inside the building as they desperately tried to get away with their lives.

Her father was killed and her mother was shot in the head while holding her dying husband of 47 years.

The following video is of congressional testimony Gratia gave 20 years ago. It is important to point out New York Senator Chuck Schumer was there, listening with an arrogant, bored and disrespectful look on his face.

Although many lives have been saved as a result of people having the ability to properly defend themselves with firearms in public places since the Luby's massacre, Schumer is still pushing for people like Gratia's parents to become victims of violent crime today by pushing for more gun control and less self defense."

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this is powerful; seems to need a banglist ping.

schumer is lower than scum. this reminds me of ill. state sen obama voting 'present' to 'born alive' legislation after hearing testimony from a quite-alive and in his face Gianna Jessen, an abortion survivor.

14 posted on 01/13/2013 6:52:56 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi... the TRAVESTY continues)
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To: sockmonkey

Some cafeterias in the southwest have armed guards, maybe to look safer after the Luby’s debacle. Well, also because they still have the pay on exit system, and they might have to shoot ticket walkers JUST KIDDING


15 posted on 01/13/2013 6:54:43 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: george76

I was at a gun rights rally in Houston where I heard Suzanna Gratia speak, as well as the police chief of Killeen, Tx. This was just after Ann Richards vetoed the Texas Legislature passing a bill to place the licensed concealed carry resolution on the ballot.

It is sad when guns in the hands of good people stopping further bloodshed does not make the news. But then again, it does not fit the agenda.


16 posted on 01/13/2013 7:23:19 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: sockmonkey

Hard to believe its been this many years. I was in a business meeting in Killeen, meet a very nice man. A few weeks later, I was shocked to see his picture in the paper as one of the victims. May God Bless the innocent.


17 posted on 01/13/2013 7:36:40 PM PST by Orange1998 (DO NOT PRESS CTRL W)
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To: Darksheare

upChuck Schumer needs to be ‘in the midst of such a massacre’ ... and hopeful dispatched therefrom.


18 posted on 01/13/2013 9:10:08 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Darksheare

upChuck Schumer needs to be ‘in the midst of such a massacre’ ... and hopefully dispatched therefrom.


19 posted on 01/13/2013 9:10:25 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

And that would result in more calls for gun restrictions a la Gabby Giffords. Communists feed off the emotional fallout from crazed lunatics killing people. They don’t seem to care a lot about inner city gun crime. You don’t see Obama holding a vigil for all the dead children of the Chicago slums. The pictures on CNN that would come from that would draw attention to illegal gun owners and what they do with guns.


20 posted on 01/13/2013 9:16:53 PM PST by petitfour
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To: cyn
schumer is lower than scum.

He certainly is. During hearings on the Waco massacre his condescending smarmy remarks to the survivors was one of the most monstrous displays of callousness and arrogance I have ever heard.

21 posted on 01/13/2013 9:22:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Free fetus disposal is not a right.)
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To: petitfour

I was trying to focus upon the helpless terror victims feel in the midst of such a defenseless slaughter. Democrats apparently want more of that s they can disarm US and make more helpless victims. The democrat party (democrips) and their voters seem to be the party of death. Look at little barry bastard boy commie. He defended the sustained slaughter of alive children who somehow survive abortion attempts! And the democrips have been sustaining and pushing abortion upon America for lo these many decades now. They are evil, evil in the way M Scott Peck defined evil in ‘People Of The Lie’. Charles Schumer is a devil in flesh; Diane Feinstein is a succubus.


22 posted on 01/13/2013 9:27:15 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

They don’t care about helpless terror victims. They only care about themselves and lording over others. They are evil.


23 posted on 01/13/2013 9:35:08 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

These are naive people looking for a fix or solution to their problems. The idea that you should lock unstable people up into a facility? No....that would be a terrible thing. The fact that we are around 300k Americans who are absolutely unstable...doesn’t bother these solution-seekers. So they settle upon guns as the only solution to the issue.

Political folks will use this as much as possible to garner more support for their agenda, but it’s mostly all talk.


24 posted on 01/14/2013 1:56:25 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: basil

Suzanna Hupp ping.


25 posted on 01/14/2013 8:16:49 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Wingy

It made no splash whatsoever at the time.
It wasn’t a site I got it from, it was Mk1 eyeball from the election sheet in 2000 0r ‘02 whenever he was up for election.
He was listed under the Socialist Worker Party ticket then.
But not since.


26 posted on 01/14/2013 8:17:00 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Arrowhead1952

LOL! I just spoke with Suzanna this morning.

She is a lovely woman, and good friend.


27 posted on 01/14/2013 8:43:06 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

I knew she is your friend. You need to get her to join FR. What is her take on the current gun debate?


28 posted on 01/14/2013 8:57:44 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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