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2010-01-07

Hupp signs ‘From Luby’s to the Legislature’ in Bandera

By Judith Pannebaker

Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp, sister of local chiropractor Dr. Allan Gratia, will be at the Bandera County Public Library, 505 Main Street, from 6 pm until 8 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 13, to discuss the right to bear arms as ascribed in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and to inscribe copies of her book, “From Luby’s to the Legislature: One Woman’s Fight Against Gun Control.”

Hupp’s memoir recounts how guns have impacted her life from her childhood to the 1991 mass shooting in a Luby’s Restaurant in Killeen that took the lives of the Gratias’ parents and 21 others.

At that time, while complying with the law, Hupp had left her gun in her car and watched powerlessly as her parents and others were gunned down.

Since then Hupp has become known worldwide as a leading advocate for an individual’s right to carry a concealed weapon. Prior to being elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1996, Hupp’s testimony was instrumental in passing Texas’ conceal carry law.

During her four terms in the Texas Legislature, Hupp has continued working to protect Texans’ Constitutional rights, especially those regarding privacy and the Second Amendment.

Additionally, Hupp has co-founded the Civil Liberties Defense Foundation, a nonprofit legal foundation. CLDF is dedicated to providing education that relates to the preservation of civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution. The foundation also offers legal services necessary to protect those rights.

Anyone interested in an individual’s right to carry a concealed weapon is urged to attend this free and informative session.