Anyone arguing that there should be strict gun control needs to read Federalist #46. James Madison (You remember him, correct? Often referred to as The Father of the Constitution) wrote that an armed citizenry was needed to form a civilian militia in the event that an over zealous federal army overstepped its bounds. That's pretty hard to do with pea shooters and only 7 peas...
the epitome of irony...GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) — Former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle was fatally shot along with another man Saturday on a Texas gun range, a sheriff told local newspapers.
Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Kyle, 38, and a second man were found dead at Rough Creek Lodge's shooting range west of Glen Rose, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Stephenville Empire-Tribune. Glen Rose is about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth...
...Witnesses told sheriff's investigators that a gunman opened fire on the men around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, then fled in a pickup truck belonging to one of the victims, according to the Star-Telegram. The newspapers said a 25-year-old man was later taken into custody in Lancaster, southeast of Dallas, and that charges were expected...
...The motive for the shooting was unclear.
Kyle wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History," detailing his 150-plus kills of insurgents from 1999 to 2009....
Someone must've been on a snipe hunt!
...it happens, no?
RIP to an American hero. God be with his family.
but what is additionally ironic about this is that it's another incident, similar to the mother of the Sandy Hook shooter, where a presumably intelligent person thinks it's a good idea to take a mentally unbalanced person to a shooting range...
all the mental health checks in the world won't save a person from their own misplaced judgement
The sniper who was killed was the "deadliest sniper" in U.S. history with 160 confirmed kills. The previous record, 93 kills, was set by a marine during the Vietnam war. He wrote a book about it. He also punched Jesse Ventura after (during?) a wake for a fellow service member because he says Ventura was bad mouthing the U.S. and said that we deserved to lose a few. He started a charity for service members who were returning from combat and had PTSD. He was a husband and a father.
It seems the person who shot him had come to the range with him. It might have been someone he met through his charity but the article doesn't say that.
what I've heard is that he was definitely working with him as a mentor to try to help him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. So yes, he knew the guy had problems. Obviously wasn't expecting the final outcome.
Build a man a fire; keep him warm for a day. Light a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of this life.
Repeating the same actions and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.
Specifically, the remarkably high number of gun deaths, compared to other developed nations.