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Former CNN Anchor Tells Gun Grabbers to “Shut the F— Up”

By Jerry A. Kane

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell, who worked for the cable network between 1983 and 2001, has chided gun control advocates for trying to pass laws to prevent people from defending themselves with guns.

“If you don’t want to carry, please don’t. Then, shut the f— up about it. Make your own decisions,” Russell said.

Russell and her husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, were attacked June 30 by Tomorio Watson, an armed felon who held the couple at gun point in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, Motel 6 room during an attempted armed robbery.

In the course of the commission of the crime, a shootout occurred that left Walton dead and de Caro shot three times, but Russell was not injured during the exchange of gunfire.

Russell said that having a gun “absolutely” saved their lives. Both she and de Caro have been long time advocates for gun rights.

“The discussion over the debate to own a gun is just ridiculous. As Americans we have the right to bear arms and as humans the right to protect ourselves. I’m sure that the man who shot my husband did not have a gun permit. Criminals will always have guns. The rest of us legally obtain our gun permits,” Russell said.

Russell said de Caro has had his breathing tube removed and is doing better each day, but it will be a few weeks before he is released from the hospital. Russell said de Caro is her “hero” and credits his Special Forces background and cool head for saving their lives.

“I’m so grateful to him. He literally is my hero. He saved my life. I’m grateful that he is a responsible gun owner. He’s former Special Forces. He knows how to handle himself,” Russell said.

Although the investigation is ongoing, Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Simon Drobik said that de Caro would not face charges.

For more on the story, see Lynne Russell: The Second Amendment saved my life and Man Wanted In Memphis Killed In Shootout With Former CNN Anchors.


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