Good editorial on recent GA law
Over at Jason Pye's blog.
Hat tip to reader Mike M. ....
This editorial mentions the Lubby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas shootings and states "[A] member of the US Olympic Shooting team ... had weapons in her car, but under Texas law, could not bring them into the establishment. She saw both of her parents and 22 others killed that day while she could not get to her guns."
This seems to be a reference to Suzanna Gratia Hupp, but I have been unable to find any information documenting that she has ever been member of the US Olympic Shooting team.
Posted by: Tom at April 21, 2008 10:41 AM
Another relatively minor quibble in an otherwise worthwhile effort...in Colorado Springs, when the gunman entered the building he was met by not one but three armed parishioners, two of whom were unwilling to fire, for whatever reason...The female ex-cop who took charge and opened fire on the would-be mass murderer only wounded him, after which he killed himself with his own handgun.
Posted by: doug in colorado at April 21, 2008 02:07 PM
[i]This seems to be a reference to Suzanna Gratia Hupp, but I have been unable to find any information documenting that she has ever been member of the US Olympic Shooting team.[/i]
Yeah, I think that may be in error. I believe I remember an interview in which Ms. Hupp said (paraphrasing) that she wasn't a crack shot with her .380, but was fairly competent -- enough to do the job on the murdering POS, especially with the advantage of surprise.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 21, 2008 06:42 PM