Lynne Russell: ‘Nothing to Debate’ About Guns

By Mark Joyella 

The former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell, who survived a shootout in an Albuquerque motel last month, has written about the incident–and her strong support of the Second Amendment.

“The United States of America is a great country. You can debate absolutely anything, whether or not it has merit, and whether or not it’s any of your business,” she writes at “But guns? There’s nothing to debate.”

Russell says she and her husband, Chuck de Caro, had just stopped at the motel for the night with their dog, and she went to the car for dog food while her husband took a shower. “I unlocked our door, picked up the food I’d placed at my feet and was assaulted by a jackass with a big, silver semi-automatic weapon.”

Her husband, a former Green Beret, emerged from the shower and was shot, but fired back. The attacker died at the scene. “Bottom line: Assailant DOA in the parking lot. My hero recovering from five gunshot wounds. We both are alive. Now, ask me how I feel about the right to bear arms.

Russell describes the debate over guns in blunt terms:

Get a gun, get legal, be responsible, trust yourself. Don’t trust yourself? Then don’t carry. But for God’s sake then, shut the f**k up about it, because that’s where your involvement ends.