MUST WATCH: Dr. Susan Gratia-Hupp on surviving a massacre and the need for ‘assault weapons’

This is excellent testimony from Dr. Susan Gratia-Hupp before the last assault weapons ban, on how she survived a massacre in Texas. She basically explains why we need large capacity clips and the so-called assault weapons. If you haven’t seen it I don’t want to ruin the details for you, but it is powerful testimony:

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  • DCGere

    Good stuff.

  • stage9

    OH SNAP!

    Where is this sort of courage today to stand up to these idiots?

    It’s amazing that even back then they were claiming that the purpose of the 2nd Amendment was for “hunting”. And Schumer that little worm sitting there all smug.

    • Sober_Thinking

      He needs to be taken out back… stinking crap weasel.

      • Every time I watch this, and I’ve seen it plenty- I want to climb into the computer and slap that smug “could care less” crap look off his face.

        • crosshr

          climb on something else A. please don’t damage the computer ! lol !

          • No worries crosshr! I restrain myself… barely 😉

            • crosshr

              barely ! good word sis.

              • 😀 lol.

                • PFFV

                  LOL! I Love You Guys! Only sane forum it seems these days! I consider most of you my family, God Bless and Be Ready My Friends.

                • We are your family PFFV! 🙂 God Bless you too. We’re ready. ((()))s

        • Sober_Thinking


          A couple of years ago, I noticed some clown always leering over the shoulder (left shoulder as it turns out) of Harry Reid when Reid was busy lying to the American people.

          So Shmuck Schmoozer has been behind the scenes all these years… (shaking my head).

          I’m losing track of which one of these villains I despise more… there are so many. Obama holds the crown so far… but the field is wide and open and there are many who are trying to out-do the king of crap.

      • 1endtimes2020

        Some politicians get elected, and then they think they’re experts on everything. If Shumer had been in that room, what would he have done? I’m sure he wouldn’t have said anything, because it would have drawn attention to himself.

      • physicsnut

        Actually MotherJones site has some great pictures of Presidents with guns. It even has a few pix of Eleanor Roosevelt with guns – how cool is that. In fact, there sure are a lot of Roosevelts with guns. A picture is worth 1000 words.
        ThinkProgress now using “gun safety” – and so is Politico – and now so is Biden.
        And Libs will be memorizing their talking points at alternet “12 rational responses …”

        • Sober_Thinking


          “It is for me but not for thee…”

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Chuck Schumer – the poster child for Term Limits.

  • Joe


    She makes her point well

    Protection from Congress – 1991 – Prophetic!

    CCWs are for those of us who do not have body guards like our “leaders”

    THEY will never get it!

    I found out about a cool holster

    Looks like a PDA case – for the geeks out there

    • eddie333

      They get it. They just don’t care. Don’t care about the crime. Don’t care about loss of life or saving life. They just want the guns. Then they can make us their bitch.

      Don’t let them make us their bitch.

      • Orangeone

        They care about crime when the wealthy are killed so they can collect their 45% death tax on the estates.

      • Sorry for the edit- I liked your point though!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Is that Chuck Schumer?

    Dramatic and extremely powerful. And if that’s Chuck Schumer up there… what the hell is he doing going for our guns again? What is wrong with him?

    This is the biggest freedom grab of our time… shame on the evil and ignorance that supports this.

    • Landscaper

      Sure was the schumk.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Unbelievable. He’s always leering over the shoulder of someone…

        Schmuck is too nice of a word for this parasite.

    • stage9

      Of course these days it’s really difficult to keep up with all the “grabbing”. I feel violated there’s so much “grabbing” going on.

      • TexasPGRRider

        Better keep your knife sharp too !!!

      • Sober_Thinking


        In an odd way, the government has become like the TSA in that sense… always feeling America up for a cheap thrill and patting us down, then picking our pockets.

      • sickandtired

        You are being violated, and so are the rest of us Americans. We are being violated by our government, we are being violated by our educators, andwe are being violated by the lying self-serving media. It’s time to draw the line and stop the insanity!

    • TexasPGRRider

      Yes, yes, I don`t know, I don`t know, yes, AMEN !!!!

  • Godisright

    I love this video and have shred it with a number of people.
    This is old fashioned COMMON SENSE and it needs to be heard.
    This story alone brings shame to the legislative process in this area.
    Gun free zones= Unsafe zones

  • Landscaper

    Half way through I saw where she was going when she said she was not mad at the gunman that killed her parents. But she nailed it when she pointed at the legislators and said the 2nd Amendment [guns] are to protect us from the likes of you.

  • crosshr

    this testimony by this young lady were for an event took place little more than twenty years ago, still is so powerful that even an old construction worker, 6′ 3″ 230lbs shed fresh tears tonight as I watch this tape.

    thanks Scoop, as she mentioned, it’s not the gun or the shooter that she’s mad at that she lost her parents, including myself, so mad as hell at the law maker that they install a law that prevent us all from protecting ourselves from lunatics.

    I also tend to believe that it’s sick people that always do the mass killings of many innocent individuals. our politicians mentality is that of what the Good word mentioned of the Pharisees by Jesus, they wave off and clear out the bugs and mosquitos from the stream only to drink the dead rotten carcase of the dead camel flowing down towards them from up stream

    • TexasPGRRider

      Don`t feel like the Lone Ranger crosshr…as I wipe the remnants of tears from my cheeks. And, if I may share with you, I just happened to read the shortest verse in the Bible early this morning which is found in John…”Jesus wept”. Peace be with you….

      • That was sweet Brother.

      • crosshr

        I Love you too TexasPGRRider. God is truely wonderful. God will always be with us, BAR None !

  • Sandra123456

    See? Every chance they get the Democrats try for a gun grab. This video is about 20 years old. People like Schumer have an agenda and the truth is not going to stop them getting what they want.

    If Senator Di Fi’s gun grab fails watch for Barack to executive order what they can’t get through Congress.

  • This is the greatest argument for the 2nd Amendment there is. I showed this to my homeschool co op class last “semester” for our class on the 2nd Amendment. Our kids can never be too young to learn. They’re all 12,13 and usually hyper- but they paid attention to this one.

    Thanks Scoop!

  • Orangeone

    I have not seen this before, she knocks it out of the ballpark! And I personally would like to wipe the smirk off of shumie’s face.

    • crosshr

      I saw that O.

  • Second Amendment “…is about our rights to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there.”

    • barney59

      That’s the sound bite for 2013…

  • sybilll


  • snowshooze

    Absolutely amazing.
    Nothing short of excellent.
    My heart goes out to this lady and God Bless her.
    I’d like to see this on MSM commercials, twice an hour and will contribute to make it so, if anyone here can figure out how to do it.

    • It’s times like this that I wish I knew the first thing about hacking into satellites.

      • TexasPGRRider

        Snowshooze and I wonder where we could send donations to get this video aired. Have you any ideas ???

        • I really don’t know Texas. You might try the NRA? See if they can do something with it? I’d love to see it air on TV or cable (even though I don’t have cable) but you’re talkin’ major bucks. I agree though- it’d be an awesome thing to get it aired somehow!

          • TexasPGRRider

            If alot give a little, it becomes alot…I may just do a little research on this. Thanks for getting back to me in short order….

            • You know me by now. I’m always lurking lol. Until I sleep that is, and believe it or not, I need to get some in about 10 minutes! It’d be a good thing to research. Speaking of… Media Research maybe helpful too? I really don’t know brother. My brain’s kind’a frazzled right now. Night!! Have a Blessed day tomorrow. 🙂

              • TexasPGRRider

                GET SOME REST !!! Later Lady….

  • williamm

    Gun Control in the UK & Their Warning to the U.S.

  • RocklinConservative

    Smug Schumer … but she is awesome. I’ve seen this before. And all her arguments then are as relevant as they are now. The 2nd amendment is to protect from all those guys “up there” ….

  • Vincent Durante

    One of THE Greatest “Truth to Power” Statement of the 20th Century. Shmucky Chuck Schumer is a condescending piece of crap. He’s still there today. His entire adult life he never even had a real job, and always has had armed men to keep him safe. Every one of these politicians who want to restrict our use of self-defense weapons is a hypocrite at the least, or a tyrant who seeks power and control.

  • barney59


  • JohnCraven

    I wish the NRA would play this over and over and over again on as many outlets as possible.

    This is powerful stuff and her closing statement was fantastic!

    John Craven
    New Orleans

    Someone said: The brave walk in single
    file, while the timid hide in crowds. It is
    already late in the day for those who love
    life and cherish the rights of all to leave
    the crowd.

    One thing is certain: we must continue to fight.
    (The Death Peddlers, Fr. Paul Marx, p. 185, 1971)

  • PatrickHenrysBody

    I remember the Luby’s shooting well. A very tragic and terrible event. It took a great deal of courage for Dr. Gratia to testify. I wonder what Chucky was thinking as he was sitting there listening to her. He didn’t care. If anything, he was most likely thinking about lunch at one of the local DC eating establishments because he voted for the Clinton “assault weapons” ban:

    Nothing is going to change global authoritarian Chucky’s ways and don’t let those pesky facts stand in the way of his anti-Second Amendment agenda:

    As with most politicians on Capitol Hill and has been the case for decades, they neither have the time nor the inclination to listen to the “irrational blather” of the “common folk”. Too bad Dr. Gratia’s words fell upon the mostly deaf ears of the committee morons in the room with her.

  • TexasPGRRider

    I can`t THANK YOU enough for putting this up. I`ve NEVER before or since seen a better example of what this debate is all about. This testimony is timeless and I have thought about it countless times SCOOP, since first I saw it years ago. Peace be with you….

  • 1endtimes2020

    What a brave woman. So articulate after her life was changed so drastically by the death of her parents.
    People, like Shumer, should learn to put themselves in someone else’s position before making decisions that will affect their lives.
    What a courageous young woman to be so articulate while remembering the unnecessary deaths of her parents. Very brave. She spoke for millions of Americans.

  • kong1967

    WOW ! She said it better than anyone I’ve ever heard at the end. She told them to their faces that we need guns to protect ourselves from THEM !! Folks, it doesn’t get any better than this. She was super duper fantastic.

    The reason they keep talking about hunting is because they don’t want to raise the true issue of why the second amendment is there. Dumb people down and don’t let them know the truth about how the 2nd amendment protects us from our own government. Another way they are circumventing the Constitution. If people are misled about the truth and they accept it, they can easily be misled about the power of government and what it can do.

    • clockwindingdown

      You are correct! We and all those on media programs defending the 2nd Amendment need to correct that it has nothing to do with hunting but has to do with keeping the government in check.

      It is our duty to be armed as citizens, our way to participating in limited government and check and balance there of!

      Those whom do not wish to participate in this form of government are free to leave, such is the nature of a free society. But those that wish to participate can do so only if they agree too, and follow the rules of our Nation! One of those rule is to be armed!

      • kong1967

        They can go to Venezuela, which has reached the liberal utopia already. Or, since they are so gung-ho on defending radical Islam, they can go to Egypt. Let them experience their view of “democracy” up front and center.

    • Sandra123456

      The hunting nonsense is for the low info voters.

      • kong1967

        Lol, exactly. You summed up perfectly what I rambled about for a whole paragraph. Good job. I’m not that eloquent, lol.

        • Sandra123456

          You are very eloquent. I look forward to your posts!

  • kong1967


  • clockwindingdown

    Why do we need guns? Because government elected people fear guns, they do not fear the people!

    Why do we need guns? Because those elected to represent us would rather rule over us!

    Why do we need guns? Because the only thing those elected to government understand is that when, “WE the people” whom elected them have had enough of bullying the citizenry has the right and authority to replace them, by force if necessary!

    Why do we need guns? Because it appears our elected officials forgot whom they work for!

    Why do we need guns? To protect from those who choose to harm others!

    Why do we need guns? Because We are the people that form this more perfect union!

    Why do we need guns? Because tyranny lives in man, and as long as there is man we must be prepared, and to oppose his evil intent!

  • This is a good time to put up a link to an excellent essay by Robert H. Boatman in his book Living With Glocks:

    “The Constitutional Right
    And Social Obligation To Carry A Gun”

  • WordsFailMe

    Is there still a free man that supports himself and defends his land with his neighbors who believes the perennial curse of the liberal politician can be contained or removed by the use of reason?

    Has there been a single instance in human where a tyrant, who’d gained power by bribing and feeding the avarice of the masses gave up that power in favor of empowering the individual?

    Does anyone think that Hitler, Pol Pot, or Mao would have relented once they had been convinced their policies lead to the enslavement and suffering of their fellow men? The rats can smell blood and they will not stop of their own accord now.

    Have we learned so little in 3 million years?

    • WordsFailMe

      At the end of this clip, I like how Dr. Hupp equated the maniacal murderer in Luby’s Cafeteria with the politicians, including Schuck Schummer, sitting at the front of the room taking the testimony.

      This is a woman I can respect. She is talking about using guns, not simply owning them.

      There’s a difference, you know.

  • Wow. I wonder if Dianne Feinstein was there, let alone saw this. The difference between a liberal and a conservative is that a conservative wants to protect your existing rights, while a liberal believes you only deserve the rights government thinks you need. And if a few innocent people are murdered in the process, hey, you have to break a few eggs to make an omlette, right? Makes sense to the liberals, unless YOU are one of the eggs.

  • NCHokie02

    great video

  • MeanGreenBeret

    Love the last line. “It’s all about our right to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there”

    Awesome video. I have watched this dozens of times but never grow tired of hearing her story.

    • Sandra123456

      Also see why we need term limits, to protect ourselves from all those guys up there? There was Schumer then, doing what he is doing today.

      I think this was around the time of Di Fi’s first assault weapons ban 20 years ago, and NONE of the issues have changed. They wanted to limit the # of round then and now in a weapon, and ban scary looking weapons.

      It is the professional politician that is the greatest threat to our liberties.

  • ryanomaniac

    “It’s all about our right to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there”. It is those guys up there. Those are the people I most fear. IF they could stop mass killings it will do nothing for the murder rate as a whole. It will rise. There will be more robberies, home invasions and assaults and with unarmed prey more will be killed just in smaller numbers. The folks who walk into their home and find an armed invader. They have no gun…they’re dead. The convenience store owner confronted by an armed robber…has no gun…he’s dead and maybe the other patrons inside. The women walking down a street and are met with an armed attacker…they have no gun either…they’re dead. You wont hear about these except for local news. The media wont report the higher total number of murders either. They WILL tell you how there hasn’t been people killed in theaters though.

  • aposematic

    Wow, the entire testimony is very powerfull; but that ending hits that mass of nitwits dead center!

  • What a great clip. Reality and truth are the best arguments against tyranny. I am sure Smuckey Shummer didn’t empathize with one word she said.

  • notebene

    What a powerful testimony from a powerful and very articulate woman! Sad that 20 years later, we are still having to defend our right to defend ourselves from this same pathetic group of politicians! They are exactly why there needs to be term limits!

    • clockwindingdown

      I agree completely. We need to not only stop their intrusion we need to stop their careers!

      It is time we on the right start our own battle and take it to them, it is time we start a grass roots effort to remove these people from office. Let it be known to them why we are doing this. Then it is time for us to force term limits on these people.

      Most of these so called representatives are the ones the created the situations our country faces today, they’ve been on office so long. We would fire employees for this kind of performance or be fired as an employee for same. I’m guessing that is why low information voters reelect these people, they too perform poorly at their responsibility, that of being an upstanding and informed citizen!

  • My testimony would’ve been far more antagonistic and hostile, that’s for sure.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Amen, AMEN, AMEN – Dr. Gratia-Hupp.

    We The People of The United States – have a right to self-defense against criminals.

  • Conniption Fitz

    CASE IN POINT – Home invaders decide not to stick around after seeing homeowner holding an AR15.


  • Well it should come as no surprise to see that FrankenStein’s bill has special exceptions for her friends:
    Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt.

    “Mrs. Feinstein’s measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel,” the Washington Times reports.

    Isn’t that special. 🙁 One rule for them and one rule for the rest of us. I guess our lives, families, wives, children and livelihoods are just not worth as much as theirs! UGH!!!

    • gailfilerino0403

      That’s what they do for all bills passed. They are allowed insider trading but we the people will go to jail if we tried to make money on insider trading. Like I said the libs could have all tbe evidence in the world showing how guns save lives it doesn’t matter. They want to disarm America. This regime is sending F16 to Egypt 20 of them & 200 tanks of charge. 50 thousand have died in Mexico because they can’t defend themselves.

      • Well stated! Welcome to TRS!

  • Conniption Fitz

    GEICO cancels insurance policy of gun manufacturing owner or employee:
    Let the PC persecution begin.

    Wonder what they have done to others?

    • Good to know about this, thanks.

    • PVG

      I am insured with GEICO. I will be contacting them! Thanks CF.

  • russva

    “the right to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!!!” No further discussion is necessary.

  • jrt1031

    Compelling , and I couldn’t get through that without crying.

    • Another sad thing is that video is over 20 years old and nothing has changed. They are STILL trying to execute a successful Gun Grab.

  • U go girl

  • CO2isGood

    Thank G-d for Texas!

  • Beautifully Stated~ did you get that American?

  • RonPaulSupporter2

    When the camera cut to Chucky (schumky) Shumer sitting there, I wished I could’ve reached thru my monitor and smacked him! The arrogance of this man is beyond anything I’ve ever seen.

  • PVG

    Brilliant! This video needs to go viral!!

    • TexasPGRRider

      HUCABEE TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • muslimmustgo

    We the people have an inalienable right to possess the same weapons that this govt would use against us,PLAIN AND SIMPLE,the 2nd amendment guarantees us that right!! You want to be a liberal and let this govt control every aspect of your life,go ahead,I’ll pass on that one! When has this govt of late done anything that was right or benefitted the American citizen!! I want a govt FOR and BY the PEOPLE not for and by the corrupt politically correct politician!! Oh and BTW I would also like to smack the sissy ass chuckie schumers face also!

  • gai2012

    This is an excellent video and I know it’s the truth. However these democRATS DON’T CARE
    We could have 5 million stories about how guns have saved lives but they don’t care. They are coming after our guns no matter what. During obummers inagrual speech he came out of the closet for those who didn’t know he is the most liberal progressive President this country has ever see. I would go farther to say his eyes are set on becoming the worlds KING DICTATOR. So yes he wants to disarm America and will do so by any means and that means collectoral damages. I beleive he has his wackos out there shooting people so they can take advantage of a catastrophe. Look how many have died in Mexico with the fast and furious plan. Hold on to your hats because this is going to be a up hill battle. We need to organize and be ready to gather together wherever obama is trying to drum up support accross America. ASAP!

  • WOW!!!

  • TAKE THAT SENATOR SCHUMER…I want his response!!!

  • can somebody tell me how many NRA members were murdered in 2010, 11, 12?
    just curious….thanks if anyone has a answer…

  • TexasPGRRider

    Hucabee is to have coverage of this event today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • What does Chuck Schumer have up his rear end?

  • It’s nice to see the young Chucky Schmucky. Still destroying and expanding government after all these years.