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Chris kyle shot dead

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kim, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Just breaking Chris Kyle author of "American Sniper" killed at charity for wounded vets by another vet who turned his gun on him.
  2. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    This is terrible, my heart goes out to his wife and children. I have read his book, this man was a true warrior.
  3. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Discussion on Free Republic. The guy stole his truck and made a run for it. They have him. Happened at a charity shoot at a resort in TX. Close to Lawrence.
  4. splithoof

    splithoof Well-Known Member

    I extend prayers for his family.
    Without knowing any details, it reminds me why those who have seen the elephant don't generally say much about in public.
  5. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Chris was working with vets who had PTSD. They are saying the marine killed Chris and his neighbor.
  6. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    The killer is Eddie Routh.
  7. jdo1911

    jdo1911 New Member

  8. colorado_handgunner

    colorado_handgunner Well-Known Member


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  9. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    That's horrible!
  10. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    Prayers sent for his family and friends.
  11. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Well-Known Member

    Just saw this news posted by Thunder Ranch :(

  12. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Sad. Very sad. Can't believe what people do sometimes. Makes no sense.
  13. rugerdude

    rugerdude Well-Known Member

    The injustice here is absolutely unfathomable.
  14. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    I hope the murder gets the death penalty.
  15. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Well-Known Member

    Okay, it sounds like the murderer was possibly another PTSD vet. That makes it doubly sad.
  16. gpurp

    gpurp Well-Known Member

    Senseless and unfathomable. I had picked up his book a few weeks ago for a business trip and have maybe 25 pages to go. Prayers go out to family, friends, and yes even the murderer.
  17. Ms_Dragon

    Ms_Dragon Well-Known Member

    My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends.

    I also spare a thought for the shooter's family who will be devastated at what their loved one has done.

    I hope everyone involved will find the love and support they need at this time.
  18. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    If you read his book, it makes it even worse. It has inserts from his wife, how she was feeling at certain times in his career, and it made me reflect on my own marriage that ended as a result of my deployment. She remarked; "Everyone depends on this man but me. Total strangers can depend on him to protect them, but I can't count on him to choose to stay home for once." He left the military to save his marriage, and was successful, and now this.
  19. PGT

    PGT Well-Known Member

    FFS. Uggh. :-(


  20. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sad situation.
    But, as an old vet myself, this is very Cold for me to say for some of you.
    And many of you will not understand it at all.

    But Live by the sword, Die by the sword.

    It's always been true throughout history.

    Sometimes it's just time to hang it up when you retire from killing people for a living and find another line of work before you die by the sword yourself.


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