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Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Killed at Shooting Range; Suspect Arrested
ABC News ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | DEAN SCHABNER

Posted on 02/03/2013 5:38:20 AM PST by KeyLargo

By DEAN SCHABNER Feb. 3, 2013

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 former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

"We have lost more than we can replace. Chris was a patriot, a great father, and a true supporter of this country and its ideals. This is a tragedy for all of us. I send my deepest prayers and thoughts to his wife and two children," "American Sniper" co-author Scott McEwen said in a statement to ABC News.

ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that Kyle and a neighbor of his were shot while helping a soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome at a gun range in Glen Rose.

(Excerpt) Read more at a.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; chriskyle; navyseal; shooting


1 posted on 02/03/2013 5:38:32 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
Truly sad and tragic. Prayers lifted upward. I know it is not appropriate to even think this at the moment, but the timing and frequency of these gun related events may suggest conspiracy or manipulation of events.
2 posted on 02/03/2013 5:43:15 AM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: KeyLargo
Eddie Routh Information

Investigators believe Routh, a former Marine, turned his weapon on Kyle and the second victim before fleeing the scene.

Update: Some more information:

The motive of the shooting remained unclear, Bryant said. "Not a clue; absolutely no idea."

WFAA/Channel 8 quoted unnamed sources as saying that Kyle of Midlothian and a neighbor had taken Routh on an outing to help him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. Routh turned on the men and shot them in the back, the report added.

http://www.punditpress.com/2013/02/eddie-routh-information.html

3 posted on 02/03/2013 5:44:57 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Kyle is also famous for knocking loudmouth Jessie Ventura on his ass in a bar in front of a number of witnesses, although Venutra later denied it.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 5:47:12 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: GoldenPup

R.I.P.

5 posted on 02/03/2013 5:51:01 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: buckalfa
“Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL and the U.S. military's most lethal sniper, was fatally shot Saturday along with another man on the gun range of Rough Creek Lodge, a posh resort just west of Glen Rose, Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said.”

The gun range of Rough Creek Lodge is located about 77 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

6 posted on 02/03/2013 5:59:26 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: buckalfa
Yes, it smacks of manipulation of the unstable at best.

Think Lee Harvey Oswald.

7 posted on 02/03/2013 6:02:34 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Proud Thought Criminal since 1984)
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To: KeyLargo
Other threads running if anyone is interested in the many comments there on:

Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek (CHRIS KYLE MURDERED!)

Chris Kyle, record-holding sniper as Navy SEAL, killed in double slaying at Erath County gun range

Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost>

Renowned Navy SEAL Sniper Shot Dead At Texas Gun Range

8 posted on 02/03/2013 6:14:01 AM PST by deport
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To: KeyLargo
Ecclesiastes 9:11 I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise, nor wealth to the discerning, nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.

Time for the return of public hangings.

9 posted on 02/03/2013 6:19:23 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: GoldenPup

“Kyle is also famous for knocking loudmouth Jessie Ventura on his ass in a bar in front of a number of witnesses, although Venutra later denied it.”

“... the SEALs were in the bar to mourn the loss of team member. They had gathered with the family of Medal of Honor recipient Mike Mansoor when Ventura made it known to many that he did not agree with the war. Kyle claims that he approached the former governor, and asked him to keep it down, informing Jesse that the family of the deceased was also with them.

That’s when Ventura unleashed more of his insensitive comments and Kyle reportedly countered with a one-punch knockdown.

Earlier this week, The Blaze featured a story about Chris Kyle and his autobiography that explains his amazing prowess with a rifle. We know now that Chris is also accurate with his fists and at close range.

Here’s the interview from the Opie and Anthony show on Wednesday. Chris Kyle explained the encounter with Jesse “the Body” Ventura.

(Content warning, this video contains what the Navy might call “salty language:”)

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/01/05/what-caused-a-navy-seal-to-punch-jesse-ventura-in-the-face/


10 posted on 02/03/2013 6:29:26 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: deport

snip

In all, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

“I don’t care about the medals,” Kyle told the Star-Telegram in a 2012 interview. “I didn’t do it for the money or the awards. I did it because I felt like it was something that needed to be done and it was honorable. I loved the guys.”

A member of SEAL Team 3, Kyle picked off his targets from rooftops or windows of abandoned buildings during the 2003 war against Iraq, which toppled the Saddam Hussein regime. Primarily serving as a sniper and wounded twice, he provided “overwatch” protection for Marines and other U.S. troops and earned a reputation for his proficiency.

Most shots ranged from 200 to 1,200 yards. His longest, most remarkable kill — from 1.2 miles away — took out an insurgent aiming a rocket launcher at an approaching Army convoy.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/02/4595767/top-navy-seal-sniper-killed-on.html#storylink=cpy


11 posted on 02/03/2013 6:31:11 AM PST by deport
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

This assasination smells of conspiriacy. Think about this when/if a resistance by “the people” comes. Would you want the best snipers on your side or agains’t you? Getting rid of a complete navy Seal team, yet another good patriot and all our strongest military leaders only supports what I think is being done. Remove the most serious resistance BEFORE they turn on you.


12 posted on 02/03/2013 6:36:03 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: KeyLargo
https://twitter.com/TamaraJoleeTV/status/297937048050991104

★Tamara Jolee★ ‏@TamaraJoleeTV - Here is a pic of Chris Kyle and his wife Taya. They have 2 children. Other victim Chad is married to my friend Leanne


13 posted on 02/03/2013 6:37:47 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: KeyLargo

I’m assuming the following ready for trial on Aug. 1 means 2013 and not some year in the past....

**************

snip

Kyle was sued by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura over a portion of the book that claims Kyle punched Ventura in a 2006 bar fight over unpatriotic remarks. Ventura says the punch never happened and that the claim by Kyle defamed him.

Kyle had asked that Ventura’s claims of invasion of privacy and “unjust enrichment” be dismissed, saying there was no legal basis for them. But a federal judge said the lawsuit should proceed. Both sides were told to be ready for trial by Aug. 1.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/03/navy-seal-chris-kyle-fatally-shot-at-texas-shooting-range-report-says/#ixzz2JqnEJQ00


14 posted on 02/03/2013 6:42:07 AM PST by deport
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To: Progov

‘Gun Violence’: The ‘National Conversation’ We Won’t Have

by William Norman Grigg

Recently by William Norman Grigg: The Civilian Disarmament Dialectic

Gabrielle Giffords, the “surprise witness” at the January 30 Senate hearing on gun violence, was among thirteen people attacked by a deranged gunman in the parking lot of a Safeway in Tucson two years ago. Vanessa Guerena, another Tucson resident whose husband was murdered in an act of gun-related criminal violence in their living room about four months later, was not given an opportunity to address the Senate panel. That’s because her husband’s killers – who remain at large – committed that crime under the color of state “authority.”

Guerena, a former Marine and Iraq combat veteran, was gunned down by a Pima County SWAT team who committed an illegal home invasion on the basis of a spurious search warrant. When the invaders arrived, Jose was asleep after finishing a graveyard shift at a local copper mine. It’s difficult to believe that the 26-year-old father of two would be working the graveyard shift if he had been at the center of a large marijuana smuggling operation, as the Pima County Sheriff’s Office later claimed on the basis of unalloyed speculation. ..

snip:

“After being shaken awake by his terrified wife, Jose grabbed a legally-acquired AR-15 rifle and told his wife and their four-year-old son, Jose, Jr., to hide in a closet while he confronted the unidentified intruders.

Within seconds of forcing their way into the home, the raiders – who were armed with high-capacity “assault weapons” of the kind that would be banned for civilian use if Obama, Biden, Feinstein and their ilk prevail – had flung 71 rounds at Guerena. In keeping with established custom, the uniformed murderers lied by claiming that their victim had fired the first shot after growling a cinematic imprecation at the SWAT team. It was later established that Jose didn’t even disengage the safety on his rifle. He was hit with twenty-two rounds. “

Read at:

http://lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w309.html


15 posted on 02/03/2013 6:45:48 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: buckalfa
events may suggest conspiracy or manipulation of events

It certainly looks that way. However, connecting the dots is going to be extremely difficult. This, I believe, is not because the Obama administration is that clever. I think it is the powere behind obama and not the Soros types, but something on the order of a Frank Peretti novel.

16 posted on 02/03/2013 7:48:41 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: buckalfa
"We have lost more than we can replace."

Amen to that. CPO Kyle was unique and very few can even walk in his footsteps. I am truly saddened.

17 posted on 02/03/2013 8:02:01 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: KeyLargo

This is sad news indeed. RIP Chris. May the Lord comfort his family. Watched him on “Stars Earn Stripes” last year. He was paired with Dean Cain.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 8:04:07 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: smoothsailing
Other victim Chad is married to my friend Leanne

Sad doy for all of America, I feel for your loss (if I read that right)

Just last week the You Tube weapons expert, Ratliff,was murdered. This is beginning to have the markings of Hitler, Stalin, and South American death squads.

Be afraid, be very afraid, but also be ready.
19 posted on 02/03/2013 9:53:07 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

I should have put my post in quote marks. I’m just posting info from the internet.

You’re right about it being a sad day. Horrible and tragic.


20 posted on 02/03/2013 10:18:23 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: KeyLargo
Kyle of Midlothian and a neighbor had taken Routh on an outing to help him deal with post-traumatic stress disorder

Another psychotropic killing?

21 posted on 02/03/2013 10:21:45 AM PST by GVnana
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To: KeyLargo

Chris was a close friend of my husband and I. I can’t bring myself to read the articles nor watch the news. It was an absolutely unreal phone call when we got the news. If ANY Freeper finds out any information about this dirtbag, please send it my way!


22 posted on 02/03/2013 10:30:28 AM PST by joesjane ((The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling))
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To: deport

Back in February, Kyle filed a petition to have the case moved to U.S. District Court in St. Paul. Ventura considered dropping the case but after being contacted by several prominent former US Navy Seals, was “ordered” to go ahead with the lawsuit after Kyle failed to agree to a settlement that would have seen him admit to lying and pay attorney fees.

One of those ex-SEALs is Ventura’s former instructor, the widely respected Terry “Mother” Moy, owner of the bar where the incident is alleged to have occurred.

After investigating the incident, Moy and his fellow SEALs confirmed that the event never took place and that Kyle had invented it to generate publicity for his book.


23 posted on 02/03/2013 10:31:45 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: deport

Chris was a close friend of my husband and I. I can’t bring myself to read the articles nor watch the news. It was an absolutely unreal phone call when we got the news. If ANY Freeper finds out any information about this dirtbag, please send it my way!


24 posted on 02/03/2013 10:33:43 AM PST by joesjane ((The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling))
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To: joesjane
I have no info to share outside of what I've read on the internet from various sources. He is now in the Erath County Jail under some $3 million dollar bond or its being reported.

I'm sorry for your loss and after the grief I hope that you all find peace in the good things that Chris was doing. May God Bless....

25 posted on 02/03/2013 10:57:11 AM PST by deport
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To: deport

Thank you for the kind words. He was such a wonderful guy. Down to earth, loved his family and our country. I keep trying to keep myself from dwelling on vengance. He did not deserve to die by the hand of a coward.


26 posted on 02/03/2013 12:16:22 PM PST by joesjane ((The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling))
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To: Progov

Yes, the lunatic excuse is wearing thin. The Muslims perfected the technique of weaponizing lunatics 1,000 years ago. That lesson was taken to heart by politicians. There have been too many instances of lunatics committing acts that benefit someone in power. With this assassination the regime not only eliminates a possible future threat but adds another justification for disarming the citizenry.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 12:33:52 PM PST by Ragnar54 (Obama replaced Osama as America's worst enemy)
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To: Progov

You may have a valid point there.


28 posted on 02/03/2013 12:48:40 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: KeyLargo

We are shocked beyond belief.

He saved so many of our own troops lives and the lives of our allies with his abilities.

Then he came home to help organize a non-profit FITCO Cares, which provides at-home fitness equipment for emotionally and physically wounded veterans.

We’ve seen him on shows to raise money for wounded troops. He never stopped. He loved our troops. This is a real heart breaker. He was truly humble.

Only wanting to help those who hadn’t “come home” all the way yet.

Shooting is a good way to help people get past tank fire and gun fire going off in your head. I remember people “hitting the deck”, from fourth of July fire works going off.

God Bless Chris and I believe a fellow Veteran who was assisting him in this endeavor. Bless both their families who served as well.

He will be sorely missed.

I haven’t posted in years, due being a disabled Vet.

Chris brought me back to the Forum, as well as the other half of my family who served. We both loved our brother.

Salute Chris, you are an example for all, including our nations youth to look up too.

We always thank the troops and their families. I wish we had been given the chance to thank you in person. We will do it in our prayers tonight.

You protected many a families son, husband, brother, grandson, cousin and friend. He’s our nations hero.

We will truly miss having this man bless this planet. We were a better place for his presence.

Vets_Husband__Wife

John 15:13

New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.


29 posted on 02/03/2013 4:43:54 PM PST by Vets_Husband_and_Wife (Support our troops, their families, and our Vets! Hire a VET!)
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To: KeyLargo

Back shot by a Marine (allegedly with PTSD) he was trying to help.

He must have believed he was among brothers, nothing to fear. Gun grabbers who try to exploit this are beneath contempt.


30 posted on 02/03/2013 5:51:12 PM PST by nonsporting
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“Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned early Sunday in Saturday’s deaths of Kyle, 38, and Chad Littlefield, 35, at a shooting range at Rough Creek Lodge, about 50 miles southwest of Ft. Worth. Routh was being held on one charge of capital murder and two charges of murder.

Capt. Jason Upshaw with the Erath County Sheriff’s Office said Routh used a semiautomatic handgun, which authorities later found at his home. Upshaw said ballistics tests weren’t complete Sunday, but authorities said they think the gun was used in the shootings. Upshaw declined to give any more details about the gun.

http://www.freep.com/article/20130204/NEWS07/302040019/?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|NEWS06


31 posted on 02/04/2013 5:45:51 AM PST by KeyLargo
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