Chris Kyle, “American Sniper,” killed in Texas

posted at 9:31 am on February 3, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Some tragic news comes to us out of Texas this weekend. Chris Kyle, the most prolific and successful sniper in the history of US special forces, was murdered along with another individual in Texas. The Navy Seal was 39 years old.

A man is under arrest in connection with the killing of two men at an Erath County, Texas, gun range, police said.

One of the victims is reportedly former Navy SEAL and best-selling author Chris Kyle…

The suspect, identified as Eddie Routh, 25, was arrested in Lancaster, Texas, after a brief police chase, a Lancaster Police Department dispatcher told ABC News.

Routh was driving Kyle’s truck at the time of his arrest and was held awaiting transfer to Texas Rangers, according to police.

Routh is described as “a former Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.”

Kyle’s record, detailed at the link above, is nothing short of incredible. In addition to his record setting, 150+ confirmed kills, he was recognized with 2 Silver Stars, 5 Bronze Stars with Valor, 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and more. He went on to literally “write the book” for the military training for snipers. Upon completion of his service, Kyle dedicated his time to helping other returning, wounded warriors.

His book, “American Sniper” is also a must read if you happened to miss it. It’s been out since 2012, so you can probably pick up a copy at a discount these days. This is a terrible loss and a sad day. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kyle’s family and friends, along with those of the other victim in this attack, who has not yet been named.
UPDATE: (Jazz) Thanks to our alert readers:

The second victim was identified early Sunday morning as 35-year-old Chad Littlefield of Midlothian.

Our condolences to the Littlefield family as well.


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The second victim was identified early Sunday morning as 35-year-old Chad Littlefield of Midlothian.

This has a bit more info.

Terrible. Just terrible.

KingGold on February 3, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Why was he killed?? Was this an accident?

bluegill on February 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Since retiring as a Navy SEAL, Kyle had been actively helping other military veterans recover from PTSD.

“My heart is breaking,” said Travis Cox, director of FITCO Cares Foundation, in a statement early Sunday morning. Kyle helped found the organization to help treat veterans who suffer from PTSD.

“Our foundation, FITCO Cares, this country and most importantly, his wife Taya and their children, lost a dedicated father and husband, a lifelong patriot and an American hero,” Cox continued.

He hailed Kyle as a hero and said “Chris died doing what he filled his heart with passion – serving soldiers struggling with the fight to overcome PTSD.”

***Mainstream media take on this in 5….4…..3….

“another victim of gun violence in America. And more proof that we need universal background checks and MENTAL stability proven before anyone should be “walking around with a gun”.”

PappyD61 on February 3, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Beyond sad.

Looks like the Marine Kyle and the neighbor were trying to work with snapped?

Kyle leaves behind a widow and 2 kids.

workingclass artist on February 3, 2013 at 9:41 AM

You just KNOW the foam-at-the-mouth lunatic liberal nutsacks that occupy sites like DailyKOS, not to mention the insane asylum bunch at MSNBC, are going to be dancing naked in the streets with glee over this news, despite the fact Chris Kyle was an honest to goodness American hero.

pilamaye on February 3, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Really awful. Prayers for the victims and their families.

was shot dead at a gun range at Rough Creek Lodge

I can hear the anti-gunners now.

Since retiring as a Navy SEAL, Kyle had been actively helping other military veterans recover from PTSD.

I wonder if had been helping the murderer with his PTSD.

CW on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

A very sad day for Chris Kyle and his family. God bless them. For a guy like him who has been knee deep in hand grenade pins and shell casings on a regular basis—to survive all of that—and then to get murdered back in his home state is sad. He is an American hero.

ted c on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms
Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun
Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Troll.

bluegill on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

“another victim of gun violence in America. And more proof that we need universal background checks and MENTAL stability proven before anyone should be “walking around with a gun”.”

PappyD61 on February 3, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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Yeah, you print this post out and you go read it to Kyle’s widow and kids.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Go f*ck yourself.

lowandslow on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

I can hear the anti-gunners now.

CW on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Predictable as the day is long.

CW on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Thank you to KingGold. Post updated.

Jazz Shaw on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Go away a-hole!

Garym on February 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Troll.

bluegill on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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Truth.

But defend a PSTD sufferer’s right to have access to firearms. Defend away.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Recently read American Sniper. This is a sad day for the US. An authentic American Patriot has been lost. Kyle would have paid dividends to the US for decades to come training future American warriors. This just seems fishy. Why would someone suffering from PTSD be at a gun range, and was the shooter in recent contact with any foreign operatives who perhaps made their way to Texas from Mexico.

Tripwhipper on February 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Saw this last night as I was going to bed then couldn’t sleep. I’m right in the middle of reading his book too.

His book made clear how his top priority as a SEAL sniper was to watch over young Marines and help them survive.
He was murdered by a young Marine while trying to help vets with PTSD. . It’s terribly tragic.

juliesa on February 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Consider this a yellow card, if you follow soccer rules.

Jazz Shaw on February 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Yeah, you print this post out and you go read it to Kyle’s widow and kids.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Ahhh the appeal to emotion….

what you using a logical fallacy….? Never.///

CW on February 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Go f*ck yourself.

lowandslow on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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You choose to show enormous disrespect to Kyle’s widow and children by refusing to address the elephant in the room. That’s your choice.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Locking them up is the only thing that assures that..epic fail.

hillsoftx on February 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Rywall, DIAF. Then rot in hell, lowlife.

juliesa on February 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Locking them up is the only thing that assures that..epic fail.

hillsoftx on February 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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Strawman epic fail.

Mental illness terrifies you, as it does most of the population.

Put on your big boy pants and get your government to address the problem.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

At least you waited overnight to slime Chris Kyle. with the kids at sandy hook it only took you a few minutes.

renalin on February 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM

But defend a PSTD sufferer’s right to have access to firearms. Defend away.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Defend a troll’s right to have a keyboard.

Pablo on February 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM

RIP Kyle.

unseen on February 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

I guess you never get tired of being stupid. Lots of WWII vets had PTSD (it wasn’t a recognized disorder until after Vietnam) and had guns and never did this. Stupid people always look for simple solutions that don’t exist in real life.

chemman on February 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM

So young. Prayers for the families. RIP.

tommy71 on February 3, 2013 at 9:50 AM

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

If you knew anything about it, you would know that not all with PTSD suffer the same. Just go the f*ck away creep.

Garym on February 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Cheap Canadian Chinese Sheetrock on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Classy.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

At least you waited overnight to slime Chris Kyle. with the kids at sandy hook it only took you a few minutes.

renalin on February 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM
——

How did I slime him?

He made at tragic mistake that cost him his life.

No slime whatsoever.

If Kyle knew his death was the sparkplug for true useful action on PSTD, he would rest in peace.

Anything else and his death is even more senseless.

So it’s your move.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

A request- Would someone please get rid of the troll? Scoring political points over this great loss and tragedy is just inhuman.

tommy71 on February 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Piece of chit scumbags like you shouldn’t have access to the internet. In all seriousness, go phuck yourself you vile piece of chit.

HumpBot Salvation on February 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Troll.

bluegill on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM
—–
You’re right. I am.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Edited for accuracy.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Cheap Canadian Chinese Sheetrock on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Classy.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM
——

You say the good guy line when there’s a massacre at a mall and claim that’s just adult conversation.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM

My mental illness terrifies you, as it does most of the population.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Edited for clarity.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2013 at 9:56 AM

To the One that saved many…”In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti. Amen.” Thank you for your Service to this Country…Rest in Peace.

Tbone McGraw on February 3, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

You’re a sick piece of garbage.

I’d respond to your arguments, but that would only encourage you.

KingGold on February 3, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM
——

You say the good guy line when there’s a massacre at a mall and claim that’s just adult conversation.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Some hyperlinked cites of my doing so would prove you correct, but sadly you can’t provide any because I have never said any such thing here at Hot Gas.

Z—–

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I want to know if the guy with PTSD was a recent convert to islam.

Tc0061 on February 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

You don’t have a clue yet whether the PTSD had anything to do with this shooting as opposed to other, more base, motives. There isn’t enough information in yet. You just want to use the death of a Navy Seal to beat your chest.

tommyboy on February 3, 2013 at 9:59 AM

A sad, sad day, and a great loss. RIP to a true patriot.

Stupid people always look for simple solutions that don’t exist in real life.

chemman on February 3, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Thank you. Far more elegantly stated than I would have managed.

CantCureStupid on February 3, 2013 at 9:59 AM

R.I.P. Mr.Kyle, and thank you for your service to country..

“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” George Orwell

MaxSplinters on February 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

They have worked with lots of vets suffering from PTSD.

The suicide rate is high…that’s one reason they work with them.

In this case it seems like the marine just snapped.

But it’s early in the story…so more information is needed.

It is unspeakably tragic.

workingclass artist on February 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Shh, grownups Americans talking.

JeffWeimer on February 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM

I hate it when that happens. ^^^

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Shh, grownups Americans talking.

JeffWeimer on February 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

If Kyle knew his death was the sparkplug for true useful action on PSTD, he would rest in peace.

Inspector Troll, MD solves the case in record time!

Pablo on February 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

@Drywall -
There’s no good guy with a gun here? So the suspect is not in custody?

The Schaef on February 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

But it’s early in the story…so more information is needed.

workingclass artist on February 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Absolutely true. Doesn’t everyone remember when Nidal Malik Hasan, who was said to be “suffering from PTSD,” turned out to be a jihadist fatass desk-jockey who had never seen combat?

KingGold on February 3, 2013 at 10:05 AM

You say the good guy line when there’s a massacre at a mall

Old Man Sedgewick on February 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Well, maybe that’s because in the only “mall massacre” in recent memory, the good guy did stop the shooting?

Not terribly bright this morning, I see. As usual.

Z—–

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Consider this a yellow card, if you follow soccer rules.

Jazz Shaw on February 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Awesome way to handle that Jazz, and thank you! :)

RIP Chris, you were a good man – condolences to his friends and family.

You’re a sick piece of garbage.

I’d respond to your arguments, but that would only encourage you.

KingGold on February 3, 2013 at 9:56 AM

+1

Anti-Control on February 3, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Consider this a yellow card, if you follow soccer rules.

Jazz Shaw on February 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Ban him. Just ban him. He’s dancing on Kyle’s grave and singing, “gun control, gun control!” It’s sick and disgusting.

RIP Mr. Kyle. An amazing American. Let me add something else that will frost Mr. Drywall’s cupcakes–Kyle was responsible for arranging Todd and Sarah Palin’s security when the film, “The Undefeated,” debuted in Pella, IA. He was also on “Stars Earn Stripes” at the same time Todd Palin was. Sarah Palin voiced her response to his death on her FB page: http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10151426260033588

Considering the kind of man he appears to have been, I don’t think he would have appreciated a weasel like Rywall using him as a poster boy for gun control. At least IMHO.

theotherone on February 3, 2013 at 10:07 AM

RIP

Speakup on February 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Routh was driving Kyle’s truck at the time of his arrest and was held awaiting transfer to Texas Rangers, according to police.

They got him, he might have killed more people if not.

Wagthatdog on February 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

An even bigger story is why are so many Seals and former Seals(our best of the best) being killed either mysteriously or on purpose from helicopter deaths to overt shootings to who knows what. Lots of curious stuff going on here ever since our Seals took out OBLs body double.

rodguy911 on February 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Ban him. Just ban him. He’s dancing on Kyle’s grave and singing, “gun control, gun control!” It’s sick and disgusting.

theotherone on February 3, 2013 at 10:07 AM

+1

farsighted on February 3, 2013 at 10:10 AM

The Left-o-sphere started swooping in within hours. Who the f**k are these people?

s_dog on February 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Cheap Canadian Chinese Sheetrock on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Got him, who knows, he might have went to a shoot next.

Wagthatdog on February 3, 2013 at 10:13 AM

So did Rywall get clipped?

BallisticBob on February 3, 2013 at 10:14 AM

RIP Chris Kyle, Chad Littlefield

Slade73 on February 3, 2013 at 10:15 AM

PTSD is a very specific diagnosis which few people who claim it actually have.

Blake on February 3, 2013 at 10:15 AM

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

If you knew anything about it, you would know that not all with PTSD suffer the same. Just go the f*ck away creep.

Garym on February 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Garym is right on.

Dave Rywall likes it real simple …that is clear. Not much of a thinking man that one.

CW on February 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Where were all those good guys with guns who didn’t take out the bad guy with the gun

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Dave, that is actually an excellent question. Where were all those good guys with guns, hmm?

I didn’t hear anything about law enforcement either. Did the local police save him? What about the FBI? DHS? ATF? Where were the good guys with the guns that you idiots keep reminding us will keep us all safe?

Speaking of the government, where was the government to help the shooter with his PSTD? I guess it’s kind of hard to help the military (the organization that you keep claiming to supporting) when Obama keeps going out on those multimillion dollar vacations. Who cares about the little guy?

Where were the celebrities and their anti-violent messages? Where were the entertainers that you morons rely upon for passing out valuable advice? Where were the armed private security forces that they employ?

Keep posting those strawman arguments. You’re losing but at least we know you’ll have more graves to dance upon. After all, the government didn’t keep these people safe but you keep reminding us that they will.

Kingfisher on February 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

PTSD sufferers should not have access to firearms

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Perhaps so why didn’t the government label him as having PSTD? He would not have passed the background check.

Kingfisher on February 3, 2013 at 10:17 AM

RIP. A hero taken way too soon.

gophergirl on February 3, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Davey doesn’t even know how the murderer obtained the gun…..

liberals like him are about exploitation first …then the facts.

CW on February 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

The Left-o-sphere started swooping in within hours. Who the f**k are these people?

s_dog on February 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

They’re the ones who would rather have you be shot in your own house by criminals than have you wound or kill them, the ones who see a moral equivalence between bullies and those who stand up to them with equal or greater force.

I believe what Chris did to Jesse Ventura has gotten far under their skin, too.

Anti-Control on February 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Yeah, you print this post out and you go read it to Kyle’s widow and kids.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM

How do you know what his widow and kids are thinking? Do they think exactly like you? Have you talked to them?

Dongemaharu on February 3, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Dave, that is actually an excellent question. Where were all those good guys with guns, hmm?

I didn’t hear anything about law enforcement either. Did the local police save him? What about the FBI? DHS? ATF? Where were the good guys with the guns that you idiots keep reminding us will keep us all safe?

Speaking of the government, where was the government to help the shooter with his PSTD? I guess it’s kind of hard to help the military (the organization that you keep claiming to supporting) when Obama keeps going out on those multimillion dollar vacations. Who cares about the little guy?

Where were the celebrities and their anti-violent messages? Where were the entertainers that you morons rely upon for passing out valuable advice? Where were the armed private security forces that they employ?

Keep posting those strawman arguments. You’re losing but at least we know you’ll have more graves to dance upon. After all, the government didn’t keep these people safe but you keep reminding us that they will.

Kingfisher on February 3, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Excellent post. Davey just got PWND to the nth degree.

CW on February 3, 2013 at 10:19 AM

The Left-o-sphere started swooping in within hours. Who the f**k are these people?

s_dog on February 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Here’s another question to ponder. Wasn’t Kyle, through his military experience, an expert in firearms?

I would say so, perhaps even more than some police officers.

Remember how the left only believes that experienced people should use firearms so why are they celebrating now? Kyle was about as experienced as one can get so why is the left not giving him a pass?

In reality, I’m happy the left is doing this because it exposes them as liars once again. Their anti-gun messages are lies that should be ignored and I believe it will backfire.

Kyle was an uber expert in firearms yet the left is claiming “poetic justice” in his death. Therefore, the left believes that NOBODY should own a gun. The claims of “leave the guns to the experts” claim was a lie.

Kingfisher on February 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

At least you waited overnight to slime Chris Kyle. with the kids at sandy hook it only took you a few minutes.

renalin on February 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM
——

How did I slime him?

He made at tragic mistake that cost him his life.

No slime whatsoever.

If Kyle knew his death was the sparkplug for true useful action on PSTD, he would rest in peace.

Anything else and his death is even more senseless.

So it’s your move.

Dave Rywall on February 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

You’re just a machiavellian tool.

Kyle and many men like him saw beyond the PTSD in veterans and sought to help these men recover.

His foundation does a lot of positive things for veterans & his credo was to continue to be of service.

You exploit this tragedy to further your agenda.

workingclass artist on February 3, 2013 at 10:21 AM

I remember an appearance made by Kyle on TV when he was promoting his book. The interviewer specifically asked Kyle if the book might make Kyle a target. He dismissed the issue. Perhaps the book wasn’t such a good idea. His murder is certainly just horrible.

SC.Charlie on February 3, 2013 at 10:22 AM

RIP Chris. May the good Lord watch after your wife and children.

Your kids will know that their father was a True American Hero.

Jazz, just drop the hammer on Dave you know he deserves it. He is dishonoring a American Hero, that alone should be enough.

D-fusit on February 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Progs celebrate the death of an American hero…for political gain of course. They are ghouls…

Godspeed Chris Kyle. We owe you a debt we can never repay.

d1carter on February 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Suddenly every liberal on the planet is an expert on PTSD.

DrMagnolias on February 3, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Gee, where was Diane Feinstein to protect Kyle?

A sad irony. Kyle put his life on the line to protect Dave-the-dipshit and Dave can only dance upon Kyle’s grave.

May both of them rest in peace and may God console their families.

Kingfisher on February 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Prayers for his family and friends. May Chris and Chad RIP. Kudos to them for trying to help!

CoffeeLover on February 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I heard Dennis Miller interview him last year. Chris was very down to earth and humble. His insight and attitude were really interesting.

Dongemaharu on February 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Suddenly every liberal on the planet is an expert on PTSD.

DrMagnolias on February 3, 2013 at 10:26 AM

They do suffer from RSTD – Reality stress traumatic disorder. It’s a disorder for liberals who’s head is jammed up their ass with beliefs of utopia-by-government.

Kingfisher on February 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM

The trolls get wood over tragedies like this. Not even so much as saying it’s a crime that two men were murdered before going into anti-American and anti-gun rants. If the trolls do ever agree with us for once that murder is awful, they only make passing mention later; it’s an afterthought to them.

They can’t wait to pounce on the wounded, for that Absolute Moral Authority (TM) they sanctimoniously think they hold. Then they have the nerve to wonder why they are held in such contempt–as if the behavior of several of them on December 14 gave no clue.

May Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield rest in peace, may their families be comforted by God and those here on Earth who love them.

Liam on February 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Suddenly every liberal on the planet is an expert on PTSD.

DrMagnolias on February 3, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Yeah.

Predictable

workingclass artist on February 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM

as always!…Dick Dryrot on February 3, 2013

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM

I believe that the troll behavior will backfire. Americans recognize a true hero, liberals do not.

Kingfisher on February 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
George S. Patton

VengeanceIsMine on February 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Suddenly every liberal on the planet is an expert on PTSD.

DrMagnolias on February 3, 2013 at 10:26 AM

I laughed at first, but then I thought, “What topic are leftists not experts on?”

They all suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect – it’s intrinsic to the nature of leftism.

Anti-Control on February 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM

I’m going to take a wild, unsubstantiated guess that Kyle and friend took the guy to the range and handed him a gun in an attempt to help him relax in what they probably assumed was a comparatively safe and controlled setting. I know that when I was an anxious child, shooting rifles was a stress reliever. I remember another child firing a round while the instructor was downrange adjusting a target. Was that deliberate? Nobody gave it a second thought in that context. Firearms are deadly but unless someone is a known danger you can’t banish trust from everyday life without turning yourself into a recluse.

Seth Halpern on February 3, 2013 at 10:34 AM

rodguy911 on February 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Take that tinfoil hat black helicopter garbage somewhere else.

JeffWeimer on February 3, 2013 at 10:34 AM

If a person thinks he might have his right to a firearm taken away by a diagnosis from a mental health pro they won’t seek help. Hence, all that would do is keep people with PTSD and the like from getting help.

Malachi45 on February 3, 2013 at 10:35 AM

To check the pulse of liberal America, take a stroll through the comments section at HuffPo.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/02/chris-kyle-dead_n_2608772.html

The future of America, YES WE CAN!

TheLoudTalker on February 3, 2013 at 10:35 AM

The shooting apparently occurrted at a range. The bodies were not found until 2 hours later which would suggest there was nobody else at the range . This would explain why nobody was able to stop him .
The details almost always derail the liberal mind.

This incident, like the gun show/rally “shootings”, are in fact the exceptions that prove the rule. The shootings in those situations are as rare as rare get.

CW on February 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM

The future of America, YES WE CAN!

TheLoudTalker on February 3, 2013 at 10:35 AM

I’ll pass. The dregs of society are not worth my time.

CW on February 3, 2013 at 10:37 AM

The Left-o-sphere started swooping in within hours. Who the f**k are these people?

s_dog on February 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

The virtuous mob. They’ve always been with the world. But we’ve gone out of our way to raise and breed a whole special tribe — hysterical and stunted children of invincible self-righteousness. Beyond reason, civically ignorant, wildly intolerant, filled with the rage to destroy what doesn’t agree or conform to their image and their unformed vision of Utopia.

rrpjr on February 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Gee, who ever thought the trolls would be here to exploit Kyle’s death?

In other news, 3000 American unborn babies were dismembered into biohazard bags yesterday. What say you, Drywall?

crrr6 on February 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Don’t forget folks, Drywall is Canadian; so take his opinions of our Bill of Rights in the manner they deserve.

JeffWeimer on February 3, 2013 at 10:39 AM

R.I.P. Mr. Kyle and Mr. Littlefield. My prayers to their families.

Folks Drywall uses a rather repugnant method to remind us of what many posted here at HA after Sandy Hook regarding the fact that many, if not most, of the recent tragedies were perpetrated by loony tunes.

It’s way to early in this story to make any conclusions. Drywall is definitely engaging in trolling and IMO should be banned for it.

dogsoldier on February 3, 2013 at 10:40 AM

The Left-o-sphere started swooping in within hours. Who the f**k are these people?

s_dog on February 3, 2013 at 10:11 AM

And the paulbots are right there with them.

Blake on February 3, 2013 at 10:40 AM

On Democrats, progressives, liberals, Green Peace, William Ayers, John F. Kerry, ACLU, etal who turn on America, who spit on the Vietnam Vets, who via the ACLU etal forced Americans with mental problems into the streets with no aid and confort, who cut the VA hospital funding, who cut funding for our fighting men in order to waste it on the dole and Green Al Gore fraud, who now mock a brave American who took on the job all of U.S. should share and be proud to share.

But no, they put this clown in our White House, they send the ACLU money to defend the terrorist who killed 3,000 people with air liners, they pour money into defending gang leaders as misunderstoon people who had mean a mean daddy, they they want U.S. all to be shot in the back in our back yards so that they can feel good and show U.S. they are in power.

Stand the line, do not back down, we are the people, and we will not let this cult of liars and frauds to over come our freedoms.

If wars where still done with clubs, then the evil would be done with clubs, if not clubs then rocks, if not rocks, hands on the neck, boot in the head.

Do not allow fools to lead, do not back down.

Chris Kyle did not yeild.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 3, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Souper Mexican has more details.

http://www.soopermexican.com/2013/02/02/navy-seal-chris-kyle-murdered-at-charity-event-in-texas/

workingclass artist on February 3, 2013 at 10:45 AM

In my opinion Kyle was targeted because of his book and notoriety. And, this has nothing to do with PTSD by the man who murdered him.

As a note, Audie Murphy, the most highly decorated soldier of WWII and movie star, is reported to sleep with a load weapon under his pillow. I don’t know if he was suffered from PTSD or just wanted to ready to protect himself.

SC.Charlie on February 3, 2013 at 10:46 AM

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