Brummett in favor of gun control, but sees that restrictions should be removed in some cases. (Part 2)

Yesterday I got to hear Mike Anderson on 103.7 the buzz. Mike is really firing up the fans and I think he will be a great coach, but not in the first year. People all around me are jumping to conclusions. They tell me that we are going to the final four for sure next year.

Take a look at North Carolina and the success that Roy Williams has had. However, how did the Tarhills do last year with all that young talent? They had a losing record!!! It takes time and I think (unless you bring in 4 of the top 20 players in the country every year like Calipari does) then you have to get your young players some experience. Look at how good the Tarhills were this year with 4 underclassmen starting (only two freshmen though).

Anderson will be fine but not in the first year. I expect records of 19-14 the first year and 26-5 in the second year. You heard it here first.

Just a few weeks ago I got to hear Scotty Thurman speak at the First Baptist Church Sports Zone Luncheon and he did a great job. We all got a thrill when that video clip of him making the three against Duke was shown. Harry King mentioned it too in his latest article. We are ready for the good ole days to return.

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Earlier both John Brummett and Max Brantley have made it clear that they support gun control. However, in today’s article Brummett states:

Several years ago, owing to our gun-addicted culture and to our insistence on being ruled by our fears, our Legislature gave us a law by which a competent and law-abiding person could take a little training course and get a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

It was, while lamentable in a general way, fine by me specifically. I have more concern about a person who seeks and holds no permit for the gun he conceals.

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I think that person who “holds no permit for the gun he conceals” also concerns me. However, unlike Brummett I do not pretend to think that there is any amount of laws that will keep that criminal from getting a gun. The honest people are the only ones actually restricted by gun control laws.

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

 

I got this story from youtube and below is the story of Suzanna Gratia Hupp:

On October 16, 1991, Hennard drove his 1987 Ford Ranger pickup truck through the front window of a Luby’s Cafeteria at 1705 East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, yelled “This is what Bell County has done to me!”, then opened fire on the restaurant’s patrons and staff with a Glock 17 pistol and later a Ruger P89. About 80 people were in the restaurant at the time. He stalked, shot, and killed 23 people and wounded another 20 before committing suicide. During the shooting, he approached Suzanna Gratia Hupp and her parents. Hupp had actually brought a handgun to the Luby’s Cafeteria that day, but had left it in her vehicle due to the laws in force at the time, forbidding citizens from carrying firearms. According to her later testimony in favor of Missouri’s HB-1720 bill[1] and in general, after she realized that her firearm was not in her purse, but “a hundred feet away in [her] car”, her father charged at Hennard in an attempt to subdue him, only to be gunned down; a short time later, her mother was also shot and killed. (Hupp later expressed regret for abiding by the law in question by leaving her firearm in her car, rather than keeping it on her person. One patron, Tommy Vaughn, threw himself through a plate-glass window to allow others to escape. Hennard allowed a mother and her four-year-old child to leave. He reloaded several times and still had ammunition remaining when he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head after being cornered and wounded by police.

Reacting to the massacre, in 1995 the Texas Legislature passed a shall-issue gun law allowing Texas citizens with the required permit to carry concealed weapons. The law had been campaigned for by Suzanna Hupp, who was present at the Luby’s massacre and both of whose parents were shot and killed. Hupp testified across the country in support of concealed-handgun laws, and was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1996. The law was signed by then-Governor George W. Bush and became part of a broad movement to allow U.S. citizens to easily obtain permits to carry concealed weapons.

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