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Chris kyle shot dead

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

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  1. Kim

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

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    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

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    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

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    Chris was working with vets who had PTSD. They are saying the marine killed Chris and his neighbor.
     
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    The killer is Eddie Routh.
     
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    Sad.

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  9. hso

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    That's horrible!
     
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    Prayers sent for his family and friends.
     
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    Just saw this news posted by Thunder Ranch :(

     
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    Sad. Very sad. Can't believe what people do sometimes. Makes no sense.
     
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    The injustice here is absolutely unfathomable.
     
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    I hope the murder gets the death penalty.
     
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    Okay, it sounds like the murderer was possibly another PTSD vet. That makes it doubly sad.
    http://sofrep.com/16838/chris-kyle-another-brother-lost/
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    FFS. Uggh. :-(

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    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.

    rc
     
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    RIP. A true warrior.



    Now this will bring mental health issues, PTSD, vets, and guns into the spotlight.
     
  22. FitGunner

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    Extremely sad. I was working on bringing Chris out to help open a new VA clinic. My prayers go out to his family. Rest in Peace Chris.
     
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    Just rec'd word from a saddened Marine who heard the early reports. Horrible news. Chris Kyle was killed while still in service to his country as far as I am concerned.

    Prayers go out for all involved.
     
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    What?



    He was trying to help his fellow vet who had PTSD issues.




    What have you done to help your fellow vets? That comment is not highroad at all.
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  25. JohnnyK

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    rc that is cold.... i read his book not long ago Chris was a great American... r.i.p.
     
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