A former CNN anchor explained to Megyn Kelly tonight why she credits the Second Amendment with saving her life. 

Lynne Russell, a former anchor at the network from 1983 to 2001, was on a road trip with her husband, Chuck de Caro, a former CNN reporter.

On June 30th, the pair stopped at a Motel 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when Russell was grabbed by a robber who demanded valuables from her room.

As the assailant was trying to escape, he shot de Caro three times, who was able to return fire, injuring the robber.

"In my mind there is absolutely no doubt that we are alive today ... because of the Second Amendment, because of my husband - his focus and his dedication, and the fact that we had that legal gun with us," Russell said.

Watch the full "Kelly File" segment in the video above. 


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