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I'm old enough to remember the Luby shootings.

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by Hill Billy, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

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    I remember the Luby's shooting well......what started me carrying a gun was the Sirloin Stockade murders in South OKC....just out of the Air Force in 1978......

    I have never gone unarmed by choice since...........

    https://newsok.com/article/3270704/1978-sirloin-stockade-murders-remembered
     


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  2. TxMongrel

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    I remember it well. I had a meeting in Ft Hood that day. I like Luby's and almost stopped there to eat. Went to Stagecoach Inn Salado instead. My Family and Work were freaking out by the time I got back to the office in Austin
     
  3. Old_Inspector

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    I remember it fairly well. The shooter had two 9x19 mm pistols (a Glock 17 and a Ruger P85, I believe) and was a total fruitcake. Like most mass murders, I think he killed himself right after the police arrived. "Ma" Richards was Governor at the time and vetoed a referendum on bringing concealed carry to Texas in 1993. George W. Bush promised to sign concealed carry legislation and whomped her in the 1994 election. Susan Gratia-Hupp was elected to the Texas House in 1994 also and was powerfully eloquent in her passion for concealed carry and humiliated many an anti-gunner in those days, especially when they tried to talk down to her.
     
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  4. 91B10

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    I was living in San Antonio and 20 years old, I purchased my first handgun at a SAXET gun show shortly after I turned 21 with that shooting in mind. It was a east block PPK knockoff in .380. Twenty odd handguns later... I now live 9 miles from Southerland Springs and because of that shooting, I now ignore most signs. There were a lot of pistols in pickup tucks in that parking lot, thank God for the AR across the street. We need less gun free zones in Texas, dont forget to vote!
     
  5. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Welcome to the Forum!
     
  6. 91B10

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    Thank you! Happy to be here, I have been reading it for a while. Nice to find a place with like minded folks.
     
  7. satx78247

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    Hill Billy,

    I too remember it all too well.
    (I also knew one of the survivors.)

    yours, satx
     

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