- The Washington Times - Monday, July 6, 2015

Former CNN anchor Lynne Russell is giving credit to the Second Amendment after her husband fatally shot an armed felon who opened fire on them in their New Mexico motel room last week.

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

“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,” she added,

Mrs. Russell’s husband, former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro, was shot three times during an attempted robbery in an Albuquerque Motel 6 guest room. Tomorio Walton was killed in the scuffle after Mr. de Caro returned fire with his gun, which he was licensed to carry.

Mr. de Caro, an ex-Green Beret, was wounded badly enough to require hospitalization but is expected to recover.

The couple has been long time supporters of the Second Amendment and believe the decision to bear arms should be an individual one.

“If you don’t want to carry please don’t. Then, shut the [expletive] up about it. Make your own decisions,” Ms. Russell told Fox News.

She said the government should pass a blanket gun control law that states, “If you committed a violent crime you can’t get a gun permit. Simple law.”

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