Yep. That was Suzanna Hupp and she watched her parents die in front of her.
Interestingly, at that time, having her gun in the car was as equally
unlawful as carrying it on your person. Since then, Texas (and 38 other
states) have implemented "shall issue" carry permits and now, in Texas, you
can carry a gun in your car with no permit at all.
You've always been able to carry a gun in your car in Texas while
"traveling". What "traveling" is is not really defined anywhere. A
couple of years ago the Texas legislature changed the law to remove
the traveling restriction -- a result of a abusive prosecutor in
I disagree. First, a definition: "Homicide" is the killing of one human by
another." There are several kinds of homicide (manslaughter, justifiable,
excusable, murder, etc.). Of "murder," there are also several kinds
recognized by the legal codes:
Murder - killing another with premeditation
Captial Murder - killing of a police officer or while in the commission of
kidnapping, armed robbery, for hire, etc.
Hate Crime Murder - killing because the victim belonged to a protected class
So, even under the law, there are several kinds of murder depending on the
mental state of the killer. If the statutes can recognize varying kinds of
murder, the general population can harken to their own, shorthand,
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