Former Headline News anchor and CNN correspondent Lynne Russell and her husband Chuck de Caro survived a robbery in their room at a Motel 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 30 when de Caro shot and killed the assailant after the assailant began shooting at the couple. The yet to be identified robber burst into their room after Russell retrieved something from her car.
Presently, de Caro is in the hospital after being wounded by the assailant, but is expected to survive his injuries. Russell and de Caro, who also worked for CNN and was a special forces officer, were driving on a cross country trip at the time of incident. Both Russell and de Caro have concealed carry permits and it saved their lives.
It is easy to demand more gun control when massacres like the one that occurred last month at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. But there are times when one comes face to face with someone determined to do you grievous harm and there is no time to call the authorities for help. Sometimes we are left with no choice but to take matters into our own hands and this was surely one of those times. Best wishes to de Caro for a speedy recovery.