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Texas Mass Shooting Survivor Tells Congress We Need Fewer Restrictions on Guns

THE BATTLEGUN CONTROLGUN LAWSSECOND AMENDMENTFEATURED Texas Mass Shooting Survivor Tells Congress We Need Fewer Restrictions on Guns

Sep 20, 2019

By: Teresa Mull

Suzanna Gratia Hupp survived a 1991 mass shooting at a Luby's in Killeen, Texas that claimed the lives of 23 people, including Hupp's parents. Since then, Hupp has been pushing for fewer restrictions on firearms.

The Dallas Morning News reports:

> Hupp is not the only victim of a mass shooting to speak out against gun control. Andrew Pollack, who lost his daughter during the Parkland, Florida school shooting earlier this year, said this week on Fox News, "My daughter paid the ultimate sacrifice because of those Democratic policies and I've been hurt by the Democrats more than anybody in this country -- and I hold them responsible."

Congress is set to debate another ban on so-called "assault weapons" next week. And in Texas, GPM reported that following the mass shootings in El Paso and Odessa, Texans were left wondering how their local government would respond.

In early September, they got their answer. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed eight executive orders to help bolster the training, tools, and resources law enforcement and the public need to provide and respond to Suspicious Activity Reports.

"Abbott's executive orders are essentially a form of 'Red Flag lite,' encouraging Texans to report fellow Texans over so-called suspicious behavior," Chris McNutt, Executive Director for Texas Gun Rights told Gunpowder Magazine. "This, of course, can simply be putting a pro-gun or 'don't tread on me' sticker on your car, which triggers the far Left-wing extremists Abbott is trying to placate with these orders."

Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at teresa@gunpowdermagazine.com.

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