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From Luby's to the Legislature: One Woman's Fight Against Gun Control

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On October 16, 1991, Suzanna Gratia Hupp witnessed the tragic shooting of 23 people at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, among them her parents. Ironically she had decided against carrying a small revolver—that could have dramatically changed the day's events—in her purse that day out of a fear of losing her chiropractor’s license if caught possessing a weapon. In this autobiography, she chronicles her evolution from a small-town chiropractor into a national icon for the right to armed self-defense. Her ...

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On October 16, 1991, Suzanna Gratia Hupp witnessed the tragic shooting of 23 people at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, among them her parents. Ironically she had decided against carrying a small revolver—that could have dramatically changed the day's events—in her purse that day out of a fear of losing her chiropractor’s license if caught possessing a weapon. In this autobiography, she chronicles her evolution from a small-town chiropractor into a national icon for the right to armed self-defense. Her transformation into a high-profile, gun-rights activist began when her impassioned calls for the right of citizens to carry guns for self-protection thrust her into the middle of the gun-control debate. She repeatedly testified under oath against the ineffectiveness of gun-control laws that, in her opinion, disarmed law-abiding citizens, making them potential victims of criminals who did not obey the law. This position on gun legislation paved the way for a decade-long tenure as a member of the Texas House of Representatives, where, in addition to championing Second Amendment and privacy rights, she served as a member of the House Rural and Veterans and Military Affairs Caucuses, Chair of the House Select Committee on Child Welfare and Foster Care, and Chair of the Human Services Committee.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780965678445
  • Publisher: Privateer Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Pages: 186
  • Sales rank: 817,308
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanna Gratia Hupp is a gun rights activist who has appeared on 48 Hours, CBS Evening News, and World News Tonight and has been quoted in publications such as People magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and the Wall Street Journal. She is a former licensed chiropractor and a former member of the Texas House of Representatives. She is a recipient of the National Rifle Association’s Sybil Ludington Women’s Freedom Award and was awarded a lifetime membership in the National Rifle Association by Charlton Heston. She lives in Lampasas, Texas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Highly Recommended I couldn't put it down

    After hearing Suzanna speak at a meeting I was so impressed with the story of the day that changed her life, in Luby's Restaurant. The tragedy made her focus and passion to correct a wrong in Texas State laws so that she and other people like her could have the opportunity to protect themselves in time of defenseless peril.

    Five Stars in my book.

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

    Suzanna Hupp: The Voice of Reason

    A scathing indictment of government's trampling our 2nd & 4th amendment rights. Anyone who questions whether or not people should be allowed to carry guns needs to read this. WHAT PART OF "SHALL NOT... BE INFRINGED" IS NOT UNDERSTOOD?

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  • Posted December 30, 2009

    A thoughtful, powerful read

    Ms Hupp writes like a seasoned pro in this gripping story. Don't be fooled by the title. This is not some Limbaughesque flogging from the right, nor is it simply a true crime novel about one man's killing spree. From Luby's is a thoughtful journey of a woman who overcame tragedy and dedicated herself, if at times reluctantly, to stand for the Bill of Rights.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    A precise and articulate presentation of American Rights!

    This is a very well written book that addresses much more than 2nd amendment rights. The author identifies how all rights deteriorate to mere phrases when we refuse to take a stand.

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