Ex SEAL Sniperand Author of "American Sniper" Apparently Murdered by PTSD Sufferer

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Just saw him on a 'Sons of Guns' episode the other day. He had lived a full life but it should not have ended so soon.
 
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According to news reports, the shooter was a marine PTSD sufferer and shot Kyle and another from behind. Tragedy all around.
 
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I met Chris Kyle over a couple of days last year, absolute top bloke. Not the usual big author ego, came across as a considerate, humble bloke who had just done his bit and was now moving on. Unlike some who take the big bucks from their SF memoirs Chris was donating all the money from his writing to military charities close to his heart.

I can honestly say that he will be missed by those who knew him.

Stay wet and sandy and report for the big muster bloke.
 
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I met Chris Kyle over a couple of days last year, absolute top bloke. Not the usual big author ego, came across as a considerate, humble bloke who had just done his bit and was now moving on. Unlike some who take the big bucks from their SF memoirs Chris was donating all the money from his writing to military charities close to his heart.

I can honestly say that he will be missed by those who knew him.


Stay wet and sandy and report for the big muster bloke.
I too was acquainted personally with him as he was the "personality" guest at a sni, erm....I mean, precision rifleman course I attended and he (as contrasted to many others just the opposite in the SF community) was truly a "silent professional." (the motto of USSOCOM)
 
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According to news reports, the shooter was a marine PTSD sufferer and shot Kyle and another from behind. Tragedy all around.
Indeed a tragic loss of an extraordinary warrior who was doing his bit to help other former servicemen.
To be shot in the back by a former Marine is especially sad. I only hope the anti-gun lobby don't use this incident to target former vets with PTSD and potential PTSD in this latest political fight on gun ownership.
 
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[snip]I only hope the anti-gun lobby don't use this incident to target former vets with PTSD and potential PTSD in this latest political fight on gun ownership.
Maybe not vets yet but they're using it to say "if he couldn't protect himself, then what chance civilians?" with no consideration as to circumstances.
What I'm hearing is Kyle & his mate were shot whilst setting targets & they're unlikely to have been expecting any kind of threat from the guy.
 
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Your posts are usually of a higher standard than this stretch to try to make your point.


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No JJ, I'm just trying to see the other side, I'm applying gun lobby anti gun control logic to this.

If it comes accross as ridiculous then draw your own conclusions from that.

You know I have firearms, they are important to me for my hobby and for my income, I wouldn't be without them, that's another reason to keep them safely under lock and key!
 
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If he'd been asleep in bed & his wife shot him in the head would that prove the same?:scratch:

Go find some reality to grasp. :roll:
That's not a concern of mine, I made a mental note never to marry an American woman after the Lorena Bobbit DIY surgery affair.
Here couples tend to discuss marital problems and affairs openly, it's considered the adult thing to do.
 
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Any weapon can only protect you if it is carried in readiness for instant use and you live as if expecting a threat to materialise at any moment.

In the real world, in civvy street , it is both illiegal and impossible to do both those things all the time and for 60+ years. The guys rightly felt that they were not in a situation where there was a heightened threat to their safety from a third party. Much as you might whilst in school or a cinema.

I enjoy shooting and guns in general but i do so for sport and not with an eye on self protection. I am all for gun 'control' and totally against having to hand in weapons. There should be an amnesty to get all guns ballistically and electronically registered to individuals IMVHO. But none of that would have stopped those two guys and the tragedy that unfolded yesterday. Nor would they have stopped the guy in the range near me who rented a handgun, fired all bar one round down the range and then saved the last round for his own head. Some things you cannot legislate against and to seek to is folly.
 
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Any weapon can only protect you if it is carried in readiness for instant use and you live as if expecting a threat to materialise at any moment.

In the real world, in civvy street , it is both illiegal and impossible to do both those things all the time and for 60+ years. The guys rightly felt that they were not in a situation where there was a heightened threat to their safety from a third party. Much as you might whilst in school or a cinema.

I enjoy shooting and guns in general but i do so for sport and not with an eye on self protection. I am all for gun 'control' and totally against having to hand in weapons. There should be an amnesty to get all guns ballistically and electronically registered to individuals IMVHO. But none of that would have stopped those two guys and the tragedy that unfolded yesterday. Nor would they have stopped the guy in the range near me who rented a handgun, fired all bar one round down the range and then saved the last round for his own head. Some things you cannot legislate against and to seek to is folly.
Very well stated even if we may differ on certain specific points as I have and use firearms both for sport (not hunting I hasten to add) and for self defense.
 
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