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Old 02-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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U.S. Sniper Killed on Gun Range

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Renowned Navy SEAL sniper shot dead at Texas gun range
Posted By Jessica Stanton On 11:33 PM 02/02/2013 @ 11:33 PM In DC Exclusives - Blurb,Guns and Gear,Military,US |

Chris Kyle, known as “the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history,” was reportedly shot and killed at the Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, Texas on Saturday.

Kyle, a former Navy SEAL sniper and author of the best-seller “American Sniper,” and a friend were found dead at the Rough Creek Lodge shooting range. According to WWFA-TV in Dallas, “Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome.”

The Empire Tribune in Stephenville, Texas reports that the suspect, Eddie Ray Routh, was captured in the town of Lancaster around 9:00 p.m. Law enforcement officials believe Routh is a “highly trained individual with military experience.”
Jack Murphy at the Special Operations Forces Situation Report (SOFREP) published a post regarding the tragic murders on Saturday night, reading in part: “Chris had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them. Part of this process involved taking these veterans to the range where one of them snapped and killed Chris and his neighbor for reasons that remain unknown at this time. The perpetrator then stole Chris’ vehicle in an attempt to escape but we have received word that the police have arrested him.”

Nicknamed “The Devil of Ramadi” by insurgents, Kyle served four tours of duty in Iraq and had 160 confirmed kills as a sniper. He made news last January when he alleged that he punched former Minnesota governor and show-wrestler Jesse Ventura when Ventura made disparaging comments about dead Navy SEALs.

Kyle, 38, is survived by his wife and two children.

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Oh man... I saw an interview with him and O'Reily about a book he just put out. Part of the interview was a short 'discussion' about the Ventura incident.

R.I.P. Chris Kyle.
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I am curious to know what happen. Usually at a gun range (I say usually but only been recently three times) people are polite because the people are armed, locked and loaded.
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It was well known that this administration had a lot of bad blood for him because of his book....and it was a military-style hit....just saying....
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Former Navy SEAL Killed at Texas Gun Range

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This is big news around here as Fort Worth is the nearest big city to Glen Rose. No one can figure out why he would think taking someone with PTSD to a gun range would be a good idea.
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This is big news around here as Fort Worth is the nearest big city to Glen Rose. No one can figure out why he would think taking someone with PTSD to a gun range would be a good idea.
That's exactly what I was thinking.
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...ummm, just using the broad term "PTSD", would be an
unfair description of his mental state, and categorizing all
that have this (including myself) would be a danger with a
weapon in hand....
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...ummm, just using the broad term "PTSD", would be an
unfair description of his mental state, and categorizing all
that have this (including myself) would be a danger with a
weapon in hand....


I didn't realize how many conditions are now grouped into PTSD until recently. It does need to be better defined.
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This is big news around here as Fort Worth is the nearest big city to Glen Rose. No one can figure out why he would think taking someone with PTSD to a gun range would be a good idea.
...I think the issue has to do with "letting your guard down"
just for that small window of opportunity, which would also
be prevalent to any weapon situation (ie) guards and teachers
alike fall under this....
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My he live in peace, and for all who knows about this it's more than sad it's straight kick in the nuts,
We lost a HERO and a fellow American.
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My he live in peace, and for all who knows about this it's more than sad it's straight kick in the nuts,
We lost a HERO and a fellow American.
...yes, it is a very sad and sad that his life ended this way
trying to help your fellow man....R.I.P.
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It was well known that this administration had a lot of bad blood for him because of his book....and it was a military-style hit....just saying....
My thoughts exactly. This is just too weird to be straight forward.
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