February 18, 2009
Petzal: The True Purpose of the Second Amendment
By David E. Petzal
The facts behind this Senate testimony are as follows: On Oct. 16, 1991, George Jo Hennard crashed his pickup into the Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, TX. He opened fire with two handguns and killed 23 people, and wounded 20. Suzanna Hupp had her pistol in her vehicle rather than on her person; it was about 100 feet away from where it could have done some good. As a result of this shooting, Texas passed a "shall issue" law in 1995, requiring that police issue a carry permit to any law-abiding citizen who applies. This has been around the web a few times, but it's worth re-running, because no one makes a better case for going heeled than Ms. Hupp. You can listen to her testimony by playing the video.