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Old 02-02-2013, 09:36 PM  
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America's Best Sniper killed at TX Gun Range

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013...h-county.html/

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Sniper Chris Kyle killed in Erath County Saturday, man arrested in his, another's slaying
9:35 pm on February 2, 2013 | Permalink

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the best-selling book American Sniper, and a second person were shot and killed Saturday at a gun range in Erath County, U.S. Marshals said.

Late Saturday, Lancaster police arrested a man who they say matched the description of a man wanted in connection with the slayings. After a brief chase, officers arrested 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, according to Lancaster police spokesperson Kelly Hooten.

Reporting on the shootings, the Stephenville Empire-Tribune said Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant would not discuss the victims. But the newspaper said that a source working at Rough Creek Lodge, which has a gun range at which the newspaper reported the slayings occurred, confirmed that one of the victims was Kyle.

WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported that Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome.

Erath County officials had issued an alert for authorities to be on the lookout for the gunman, who was believed to be armed and dangerous and driving a black Ford F-350 truck with large tires and rims.

The suspect was believed to be highly trained with military experience. The shooting location is 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth, according to WFAA.

Kyle grew up in Texas and spent much of his time riding horses and participating on the school rodeo team. His life quickly changed when he decided to go into the military and became a Navy SEAL. He deployed four times to Iraq. Kyle held the record for number of kills by an American sniper. The Pentagon has confirmed more than 150 of his kills. The previous record was 109. For his service, Kyle was awarded two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor. His autobiography, American Sniper, was released last year.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:56 AM   #31
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Sunday talk show said it was a marine he was counseling through PTSD. Which would explain why an experienced SEAL would have his guard down.
As strange as it may seem the gun range is the last place you expect to be shot dead on purpose. You're way too focused on what's going on in your lane to worry about what the folks in the next lane are doing.

This whole incident seems more than just a little odd to me, however...

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Old 02-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #32
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #33
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #34
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Another story confirming that guns don't kill people, but menatally unbalanced people with guns kill people.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #35
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Another story confirming that guns don't kill people, but menatally unbalanced people with guns kill people.
short & to the point. well done sir
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #36
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That's so damned sad. From all accounts, this guy was a great guy and a complete badass. Here's the money quote for me from him:

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In a February 2012 interview with NBC News, Kyle said he didn’t want to put the number of kills in the book but the publisher insisted.
“If I could figure out the number of people I saved, that’s something I would brag about,” he told NBC News' Lester Holt.
Shows that he kept his job in perspective.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:10 AM   #37
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #38
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Here's vote #2 to ban the Queen of Death..
You guys...seriously. Attack my point or ignore me. Don't whine.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:28 AM   #39
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You guys...seriously. Attack my point or ignore me. Don't whine.
THIS!

I'm not in favor of banning people that are assholes, we don't like etc. etc.
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I'm not saying it's morally right or wrong, but does it make the child because of it? Think about that for a second.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:11 PM   #40
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THIS!

I'm not in favor of banning people that are assholes, we don't like etc. etc.
On the other hand, most of us are getting tired of people polluting a thread.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #41
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At the heart of it all, Kyle and Littlefield were killed while trying to help one of their fellow soldiers. That pretty much says it all to me.
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You guys...seriously. Attack my point or ignore me. Don't whine.
Is your point to ban gun ranges?
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It's the bullet holes that kill people, actually.
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