CTRW to host Suzanna Hubb

Special to the E-T

Cross Timbers Republican Women have invited Suzanna Hubb to speak at their meeting at noon Thursday, Sept. 20 at Pastafina’s Italian Restaurant.

Lunch is $9.

A few years ago, Suzanna and her parents were having lunch at Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, when a man drove his truck into the restaurant and opened fire on the patrons. Suzanna instinctively reached into her purse for her handgun, but realized it was in her vehicle, as a new law was passed in Texas banning the carry of a concealed weapon. Suzanna escaped out of a broken window, but 23 unarmed others, including Suzanna’s mother and father, were killed at the hands of the gunman.

“I made the most stupid decision of my life when I decided, several months before the Luby’s shooting, to stop carrying a revolver in my purse in the event that I would be caught and lose my chiropractor’s license. That decision left me unarmed at the time when I most needed a gun. I’m not mad at the guy that killed 23 people that day. How can I be mad at a rabid dog? I don’t blame guns. I blame politicians that legislated away my right to carry a gun to protect myself and my family,” she said.

The anger Suzanna felt toward the politicians who legislated her Second Amendment right to carry a concealed weapon prompted her more than a decade stint in the Texas State Legislature defending this very right and becoming our nation’s most outspoken Second Amendment champion. As a survivor of the Luby’s massacre, Suzanna has been quoted in U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly, Time and People magazines, in addition to appearing on CNN, 48 Hours, Today Show and World News Tonight, to name a few. Hupp has since authored a memoir recounting her experiences in the massacre, entitled From Luby’s to the Legislature: One Woman’s Fight Against Gun Control, available October 2009.

For more information about Cross Timbers Republican Women, call 469-417-8090.