Former CNN Anchor: Having A Gun “Absolutely” Saved Our Lives

posted on July 8, 2015

On June 30, an armed robber ambushed former CNN personalities Lynne Russell and Chuck de Caro while the couple was vacationing in Albuquerque. The suspect opened fire, but de Caro, a concealed-carry permit holder, shot back, fatally wounding the assailant.

Russell recently told FOX411 that she owes their survival to the Second Amendment:

“The discussion over the debate to own a gun is just ridiculous,” she said. “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.” 

Russell also praised her husband’s ability to remain calm under pressure:

“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.”

De Caro remains hospitalized with three gunshot wounds, but is expected to be released later this month.

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