‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle killed at Texas gun range

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Glenn opened tonight’s TV show with a tribute to Chris Kyle.

Mercury One is now raising money to honor Kyle. You can go HERE to donate. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go to The Chris Kyle Memorial and The FITCO Fund, a non-profit started by Chris Kyle to help veterans overcome PTSD.

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“Horrible tragedy happened this weekend,” Glenn said as he started on radio today. “Chris Kyle, probably the greatest American sniper ever and a good, decent, decent man, he goes over and he is a Navy SEAL and he survives. He comes home, and he’s helping another Serviceman. He’s helping a guy who has PTSD and, you know, the best thing that you can do, when guys come home, a lot of our military, they’re hunters and so they grow up in the culture of guns. And one of the best things that you can do is you get them back on the range, you get them back and put the positive spin on guns again and you put the hunting back into them. Well, we don’t know all of the facts. I’ve heard stories this weekend but no need to get into them until we know that they’re facts.”

“Chris decides to help this guy out and he’s on the range and he’s helping him learn how to shoot, long‑range shoot. And he’s down on the ground and apparently he looks up and that’s when the guy he’s trying to help opens fire and shoots him, on the range.”

“I heard this this weekend and I ‑‑ I don’t know what’s happening to us. It is ‑‑ it is one of the strangest things on ‑‑ what was it, on Friday? Was it Thursday or Friday we had the DA here in Dallas shot and killed on the streets? It is so bizarre. To lose Chris Kyle, how many of our Servicemen and our Navy SEALs and our special forces are we going to have to lose? Over and over and over again they’re traumatized.”

“Our hearts go out to everybody who is involved, everybody. Our hearts go out to the military. And to Chris’ family and quite honestly the shooter’s family as well. They are going to try to make this into a “military is too dangerous to even have, you know, weapons, they’re all psychos” and everything else. It is coming. Whether it happens this time or not. I’m surprised it hasn’t already started to happen.”

“But let’s keep this into perspective on what is going on. The United States government is failing our military. We ask these guys to go out in our name and then it is an absolute nightmare to get any of the paperwork done. And to get the benefits and the paperwork done, what they’re doing is they’re telling all of our Service personnel, ‘You know what you need to do? You need to just fill out ‑‑ just fill this out. Just say you have PTSD. Because it will make it so much easier.’ So they’re telling our military to say they have PTSD. And then what? And then what? We’re not helping them.”

“I talked to Rick Perry yesterday morning. I called up the governor of Texas and said, ‘Okay, what happened? How did this happen? And what can we do?’ And he said, ‘Glenn, the State of Texas is ‑‑ we take care of our military.’ He said we are ‑‑ he said, ‘It is wrong that we have to write a check, but we’re writing a check so we can get our veterans ‑‑ so they can get their benefits.’ He said, ‘The paperwork alone is an absolute nightmare.’”

“We’ll get into it probably tomorrow. We have a couple of guests on tomorrow night’s broadcast that we’ve been working on since we heard the news to tell you the story of what’s happening to our military personnel. But our salute to Chris Kyle. Thank you, Chris. And to his family, we’re sorry for your loss.”

Mercury One is now raising money to honor Chris Kyle. You can go HERE to donate. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go to The Chris Kyle Memorial and The FITCO Fund, a non-profit started by Chris Kyle to help veterans overcome PTSD.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    What can we do as private citizens to help our veterans as the administration has all but abandoned them completely?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    So how long until the administration begins to use this to declare all veterans as insane? Recall the marine a few months back who was committed due to just being a member of the armed forces?

    The Obama admin has been applying the pressure to our veterans by deliberate neglect until he has his ‘event’ or ‘emergency’ to have all veterans disarmed ‘for the public good.’

    The media will have their usual blitzkrieg offensive over the matter to push for more disarming of the populace and ever stricter gun control. Then the move will come from the Democrats or the usage of Executive Order. 

  • Draxx

    The way things are handled by the Fed Gov’t is way wrong when it comes to American Soldiers, they serve and this is what they get…

    1.) Blacklisted because they are supposed to Defend the Constitution.
    2.) Blacklisted for Mental Instability.
    3.) Blacklisted for Learning Explosives/Demolitions (for military use).
    4.) Blacklisted for Sniper Training.
    5.) Blacklisted for Special Forces Training.
    6.) Blacklisted for National Security for being in Covert Operations.
    7.) Blacklisted for being a part of CIA Operations.
    8.) Blacklisted for Refusing Orders that conflict with the Constitution, Geneva Convention, Rules of Engagement, and so on…
    9.) Refused Veterans Hospital Benefits and/or Disability because they were wounded Mentally or Physically while doing Covert Operations (to release the details even to the VA about how they got that way conflicts with National Security).
    10.) Abandoned without Help/Assistance to Civilian Life – Combat life and Civilian life should be kept separated (but it does not always work that way).  No jobs to come back and be productive for themselves or their families.
    11.) PTSD – is going to be “transformed” into meaning something “Psychotic” and “Dangerous to the Public Welfare”.  Anyone with this label is going to be categorized in the same fashion as Felons when it comes to Gun Control Laws (unjustly because it is an individuals issue of having problems and not a generic one size fits all category).
    12.) Refused SSD because they are not considered disabled by the VA because of a lack of proper documentation (or gov’t refusal to supply information).

    The best thing anyone can do is help them cope and become productive civilians (usually working and providing for their families is their biggest concern).  The way this administration is handling things, soldiers are coming back and being treated the same as Vietnam Vets (unjustly for most).  Instead of how they came back and were treated during/after WWII, most that serve are Unsung Heroes from any era of combat for US Soldiers…  Thanks for Serving all of you Soldiers and thanks to the families that support their efforts!

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    It sad to lose a good man like Chris Kyle. We need more people like him to be there.
    http://youtu.be/-Lt-1FmtkFk

  • landofaahs

    Do we need any more proof that it is mental illness that is the problem and not metal objects called guns?  Of course it only goes to show that the democrats are themselves mentally disturbed.

  • antithetical radical

    Being a Vietnam veteran myself, I can tell you that your item 11 has been the case for years. During my career I listed my veteran status on my resume because I was honored to serve this country, and I can’t tell you how many times before the current era of thanking service personnel for serving I got many interviews from executives and managers who did not appreciate it. I never removed that from my resume, although a few employment contract agencies asked me to. They said it would not help my chances of getting hired, but that was code for it would hurt you in an interview situation. 

    Believe me, the general public is truly appreciative of a veteran’s service, but many degreed professionals in human resources in corporate America view it in a negative light, and I am sure it cost me more than a few opportunities. 

    There is an element of prejudice in the workplace just as prevalent and vile as racism used to be in this country. It isn’t just veterans that encounter this – if you are overweight, if you are confident and strike a nerve with the insecurity of the interviewer, if you are, “over qualified”, (code for too intelligent and quick witted, which threatens insecure management types), just to name a few of the difficulties that you face in the job market. Many good people are denied opportunities because of the ignorance of people in positions of power in the working world, and many of those people are employed as human resources professionals. These attitudes have been reinforced by progressive educational professionals, and are just another facet of the danger of the progressive bias in today’s institutes of higher education. They think of themselves as advanced thinkers, but in reality their tolerance and world view tends to be very small minded.

    There were plenty of WW II and Korean War cases of PTSD, they were just not treated because of the stigma associated with psychological problems and treatment that was prevalent in those days. Many older veterans are still suffering with hidden wounds that have never healed, many of them take them to their graves, and the organization charged with doing something about it is more interested in being politically correct than in actually dealing with the issue. 

    It doesn’t help matters when the pResident couldn’t be more disinterested in the welfare of the men and women he is in command of. It suits his agenda to have them, “labeled as freaks and loose on the streets of the city”, to quote Huey Lewis in the song ‘Walking on a Thin Line’. 

  • Draxx

    Thank-You for your candid response.

    Part of the problem is Progressives bury stories like yours because it doesn’t fit their agenda.  If more people could be open with their experiences, then we can learn from others (good or bad)…

  • Draxx

    Yep they twist everything…
    I am surprised that when people are shot with a lead bullet, they don’t say that the person died of Lead Poisoning!  *And that firearm required human interaction to make it do that, just as you have been saying for a while now!*  But, none of this meets their agenda so it gets twisted any way they can.

  • Anonymous

    Ultimately, the price of True Freedom is death, not murder.

  • Anonymous

    Breitbart reports that Ron Paul attacked Chris in a really lamentable tweet – I have no idea what he was thinking, but he keeps making life harder for his own supporters – not to mention his son, who will pay a political price for every stupid, insensitive thing Ron Paul says. His “live by the sword/die by the sword” comment attacks all servicemen and women (and, oddly, it attacks himself, since he always tried to make political capital out of his own service in the USAF as a state-side baby-doctor).

  • Anonymous

    Big Sis Napalitano already has declared veterans a possible domestic terrorists in the DHS handbook.  They are already working to change the diagnostic codes that will tag almost all veterans as mentally unstable – no guns for them. Anyone else who takes Rx drugs for stress/anxiety/insomnia/et al – mentally unstable. No guns for anyone. This is also part of the insidious evil of obamacare.

  • Anonymous

    Thank You Glenn.
    My husband has PTSD from Vietnam and the VA really hasn’t done that much for him in the past few years(sign of things to come?) He served with the Marines two tours in Vietnam and now he is treated like he is taking up there time. I swear the government is after our veterans. God Bless my husband, Chris Kyle and all of our wonderful military out there.

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t you just focus on the story, instead of making assumptions?   

  • http://twitter.com/ArtistSchroeder Russell Schroeder

     I just found out from my brother that Chris Kyle is his wife’s cousin. I am profoundly sorry for his family. And I thank Kyle for his outstanding service to his country. And his fellow Vet’s. My heart also goes out to the family of Chad Littlefield. I only met Chris once. When he was young. He was a very caring person. I hope the shooter gets what he deserves. I know nothing about him so I can not speculate on his reasons for doing what he did. I can’t help but feel it has a lot to do with our American culture. And the loss of self respect that is drilled into our youth by our society. Taking God out of school and public life has in part lead us down this path. Telling our kids we are nothing more than glorified pond scum and that self interests are more important than anything else. What can we expect??? Sorry for rambling, but I am tired of watching America come apart at the seams. We need to teach personal responsibility and self respect to our children. Not everything is someone else’s fault. If this man who shot them is mentally ill thats one thing. If not he should get the his full measure! In this life. if not he will still have to face his maker, may God have mercy on hiim. May God have Mercy on the family’s of the fallen. Bless them abundantly.

  • Alfred Ferguson

     Ah yes, “Human Resources” suspicious of and/or rejecting veterans.

      And do we know the type of individuals that companies/corporations hire for the “Human Resources” function?

    They are “sociology” majors, mainly.  And do we know the ambient, dominant political beliefs in that sector at most any university? 

    Orthodox liberal, at least, “hard left” at worst–collectivist, “progressive”. . .the usual cattle call of the tepid believers in America’s cause and rightness of purpose.

    Do not expect due regard for veterans having served the cause for America.  Not from that lot.

    No.  Never from such as they.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Very true, step by step the Constitution is undermined. 

  • http://twitter.com/acenypdretired Al C

    The ill soldier didnt belong at a gun range.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with many below. The way the federal gov. treats our veterans is absolutely appalling.  It’s amazing that anybody is willing to volunteer anymore.  That is a testimony to the honor and valor of our military. For the pay they get (or the lack thereof), the danger, the time away from their loved ones…and to top it off the horrible treatment by a bloated bureaucracy that is clueless in the proper appropriation of our tax dollars. I mean, how many soldiers could we treat with the money we are spending to give tanks and F16 jets to the muslim brotherhood in egypt?!  And they still sign up. Man, that is the very definintion of a hero in my opinion. God bless them all!

  • Anonymous

    Any one else compared the photo provided by the Erath County Sheriffs Office (Blaze) and the Photo: Texas Dept of Public Safety. (Google) just interested in opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001110785073 Dawn Fawn

    But, this happened up Bush too, Glenn.  Let’s be real here, and fair… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaelacarlucci Mike Carlucci

    Taking our weapons away….they are just doing it for are own good……    (Not Mine)   :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001110785073 Dawn Fawn

    Why was he taking someone with PTS out to shoot guns?  Aren’t we trying to STOP that?  ’Just say’n…

  • Anonymous

    “A 25-year-old military veteran, of whom Kyle was mentoring . . . “–? You guys need a copy editor.

  • Anonymous

    You’re brain should be blacklisted.  How do you come up with this crap?

  • Anonymous

    It’s all gods fault.  Isn’t it?

  • cyllan2

     and here in england browsing  the posts by readers not only i saw lack of sympathy but  i detected glee…   and mock because of the gun laws

  • Anonymous

    You think we need more human targets?

  • Anonymous

    Actually, it was America that was changing during the Vietnam era. That war was NOT a war as was WWII. It was basically a political war which had many restrictions on terms of engagement. Couple that with the hippie generation’s, drug addicted move, vast demonstrations against that war and the exposure they were gatting, and America ended up with its tail between the legs. When you declare a war, you make every effort to destroy the enemy as quickly as possible. Nam was far from its objective. These latest “wars” are very similar. American soldiers are being sent into countries where they are NOT wanted. America is spending itself silly in these wars and is being destroyed economically, while its enemies are laughing all the way to the banks. Besides, America is actually arming its own worst enemies, both militarily and economically.
    This is madness and shows little respect for the scarifices the armed forces are giving, while the government plods along damning its own heros! A country cannot survive acting like this. It becomes the laughing stock of the world and gives the enemy more incentive to fight and prolong these “wars”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beki.arend.knott Beki Arend Knott

    Glenn, I am LDS and a survivor of PTSD which I have rom being the victim of attempted murder by my son, who was undiagnosed and had PTSD, three days  after he was dischargedfrom the Marines.  He had been to Somalia with the Marines to help remove the UN Peacekeepers in 1995.  A year after that he was discharged from the Marines, with no counseling or treatment, to come home to us (my family) and had a crazy plan to murder all of us.  He stopped with the attempt on me.  I have signed this email with my real name sos you can research this if you want.  My son went to prison for over 8 years for attempted dmurder.  He still has had no counseling.  He is doing very well today, is working and is a wonderful man.  I believe it is his faith in God which has renewed him.  My own faith and years of State -supported counseling have helped me.  

    I blame the US Marines for this.  When my son was able to tell me what happened in /Somalia, after he returnedd, I asked him if he had been given any counseling.  this was when he was still in the marines.  They had not.

    If he had asked for treatment, he would have been looked down upon by his peers and wuld have been mistreted by his superiors.  As it was, he was given a bad discharge and he does not talk about this at all with me.  

    My son was a good soldier, and his military career ended because they failed him.  they lost a good man.  He lost years of his life to a State prison.  I am angry.

    I love my son, as does anyone who knows him.  He does not deserve what they did to him.  For him it is too late.  But for dour boys who are not yet soldiers and those who are soldiers, and for the good men and women who serve in the  US Military and who are traumatized by the horors they are forced to see and experience, we need to do something.

    God Bless Chris Kyle.  He was only trying to help a man who had gone through a terrible time in his life.  God bless the man who killed Chris Kyle.

    I forgave my son.

  • Anonymous

    God bless and give comfort and healings to Chris Kyle’s family and all who love him.  Chris is at peace in Our Father’s heavenly paradise.  How much we are at a loss not having him here with us anymore.

  • Anonymous

    If only there were more good guys with guns, then this tragedy could have been avoided.
    What’s that? It was at a shooting range? There were dozens of good guys with guns and this still wasn’t prevented?
    KInda destroys the NRA talking points, huh?

    MORE GUNS = MORE GUN DEATHS. NO BIG DUH.

  • Anonymous

    Obama & Reid & the whole of the Obama administration should be put in the NUT house, the Lying Rat’s that they are.  I dont understand how the AMERICAN dont see how evil those people are. GOD BLESS AMERICAN.

  • Draxx

    I know I am on some of those blacklist, because government officials have told me so (not for my info but to try and coerce me).  If you know any Navy Seals, Delta Force, Special Ops people they can tell you the truth of how the government treats them… so if you have nothing constructive to say, then please be quiet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002839359789 William Mdcannold Jr.

    Glenn (or whomever)

    Media reports have all spoken of Kyle and “another” who were gunned down. Use your “influence” as-it-were to find the identity of the “other” and inform us.  Alegedly good ol’ boy Billy Ray (or whatever) was affected with PTSS.  Vulnerable then.  What else had his vulnerability acquired – through what or whom?  This thing smells of stinkbait!

  • Anonymous

    you’re right – 100% right. 

  • Anonymous

    Catch up with the news.  The vet that did the 2 murders is mentally disturbed to say the least, he’s threatened to kill his family and then himself.  It was a mistake for Kyle to think that someone this far gone could be helped simply by shooting at a gun range and it cost him and his buddy their lives.  Latest reports state that cops have had to tazer the guy in his cell.  He has obviously had a break with reality.  Unfortunately it cost us two other vets and one was superman in our military.

  • Anonymous

    Catch up with the news.  The vet that did the 2 murders is mentally disturbed to say the least, he’s threatened to kill his family and then himself.  It was a mistake for Kyle to think that someone this far gone could be helped simply by shooting at a gun range and it cost him and his buddy their lives.  Latest reports state that cops have had to tazer the guy in his cell.  He has obviously had a break with reality.  Unfortunately it cost us two other vets and one was superman in our military.

  • Anonymous

    There is no doubt in my mind that those who resist the efforts of the LEFT to remove our guns and defenses from us as well as our liberties, are behind this.  USGovt has been taken over by AlQuaida in the white house, No doubt here. You can be in denial all you want, but you will ultimately realize this is the truth,

  • http://twitter.com/IsacaLee Isaca (Izzy)

    As a Psychology major I’m brokenhearted, disgusted and in so much pain from the loss of two innocents, one of our own and possibly the best sniper our country had, at the hands of one of his brothers. To have a loss of any of our brothers and sisters is hard enough! I’ve made it my mission to get my degree to help our soldiers as well as those of uniformed professions as they are under massive amounts of stress and suffer from PTSD as well as other psychological disorders, in which they themselves can’t handle. These men and women need our help as do their families so that we don’t have to hear such tragedies any more. I aim to change that! My thoughts and prayers go to Chris’ family as well as the family of the other victim and the family of the man who committed this heinous crime. 

    Photo: Courtesy of my twitter friend SEALofHonor (@SEALofHonor) Thank you much love and you as well will always be loved and never forgotten! Everything you men and women do and go through is not without merit! I appreciate and love you all my brothers and sisters.

  • Anonymous

    Uh, Glenn or whomever wrote the article… devistatingly?  try devastatingly…  
    As for the contents, a very sad situation. What will the implication be politically?  Not good for gun owners, not good for veterans. More repression.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    You need a brain. Did you make past preschool or is your head just planted up you rear?

  • Anonymous

    The Ameican Government has forced the American People and the American MilitaryTO BECOME a race of WEAK MINDED DEPENDENTS, The Ameican people have alowed the Politicans to infiltate Our schools,and Our Lives, The Veteans of the Viet nam Conflict came home to far more Issues than anyother Vet’s yet No One Cared,and They weren’t being used for Government Propaganda to Make New Laws (Gun Control) etc. of today, They endured far more mentally than the Warriors of today in VietNam and at Home,”THINK NOT JUST TRY AND ASK A COMBAT WARRIOR FROM NAM, 98% WILL to this day Not talk about what they suffered through yet they are not out shooting up everything NOW ARE THEY.??? They Honor the Constitution and the Oath they took to Protect and Defend it ,and to this very day, they will no matter what or Who tries to destroy this Great country….Your Government wants ALL OF YOU UNDER THEIR THUMB,”WAKE UP AMERICA”.!!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Wow, what a surprise, hand a crazy person a gun, and you get killed. Weren’t all those “good guys with a gun” standing right there? Doesn’t this prove handing guns to crazy people is stupid?

  • Anonymous

    How long until you idiots realize you are arming lunatics to kill our children?

  • Anonymous

    What a load of bullshit. I doubt you are even a veteran.

  • Anonymous

    The guy is making up some victim story, he’s full of it.

  • Anonymous

    Another load of bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    The people who write negative comments on Kyle because he served this country in defence of it should go over to these Muslim terrorist countries and tell them to become peaceful loving people and how wrong they are to terrorize all people who do not honor there radical religion 

  • Anonymous

    Nyet Comrade. Look it up.

  • Anonymous

    I hear Hufpo calling and MoveOn, are you lost?

  • crazy betty

    sorry dude – it’s in their own whitepapers.  but this just goes to prove how uninformed you truly are.

  • crazy betty

    I think we’ve realized for a long time who is killing all of the children – about 4000 a day in the abortion mills – YOU ASS HAT.  the liberals love to murder children all in the name of “choice”.  what a load of bs that is.  it’s murder plain and simple so don’t act like you care about the “children”.  hypocritten.

  • crazy betty

    no it’s thanks to a bunch of drugs and university brainwashing.  that’s what makes liberals mentally disturbed.  to them what’s good is evil and evil is good.

  • crazy betty

    why are you volunteering?

  • Anonymous

    Crazy guy with gun given a gun by a gun nut, kills gun nut. Wow, just like the Lanza kids mom. And this time, there were all kinds of “good guys with a weapon” around, and he still got killed. Hmm, maybe God is trying to tell all you guys something…..

  • Anonymous

    You spew paranoia everytime you post, that should be a clue for you.

  • Anonymous

    I’m beginning to believe the best man we could have elected for President, was Rick Perry.

  • CNN

     you obviously aren’t a VET or you wouldn’t call BS. i’ve worked at the University level. you obviously have no idea how it really plays out…radical has pretty much stated it like it is. you obviously have never interviewed for a position where a spineless liberal is doing the interviewing and is in fear of losing their job should they let someone in that is more “qualified” than they. pull your head out of the sand buddy. look around and wake up. step away from your computer and go outside. your comment is both pathetic, disgusting, and even worse, untrue. get behind me, because you sure as hell aren’t a leader.

  • Sandie

    “They think of themselves as advanced thinkers, but in reality their tolerance and world view tends to be very small minded.” How very true this is.

  • Anonymous

    you are a patheic piece of crap. You probably never served a day in your patheic life and wouldn’t have the guts anyway.

  • Maxwell Monge

    about the same time you realize that anybody with a rock could kill your children. And you wouldn’t blame the rock now would you? you can’t ban rocks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YIEOX54N2XQVQ2CO6MUSQCG32M Doris C

    I  must have missed it but I didnt see obama coming out with tears in his eyes or railing about gun control when one of our true heroes was murdered along with a friend while trying to help someone not to well wrapped.Obama should have been hugging the family.Of all 3 men actually.What campaign was he on thast he missed this opportunity to show us his compassionate side.

  • Anonymous

     It’s simple , he’s just smarter than you and is able to see what’s going on around him . I suspect you’re a liberal and a product of our collage/university system of indoctrination or a very young person who needs lots of life lessons .

  • 67-8 Nam Vet

     A real American Hero. He SAVED more American and Allies lives than can
    ever be counted by doing what he did best, as the best.Chris Kyle I
    salute you!! From a fellow vet,Nam Vet 67-68

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NAR35DK6E7FAIKNZATQ3BAAIMA Mark

     you’ve sure got his number trooper!…..what’s your MOS?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NAR35DK6E7FAIKNZATQ3BAAIMA Mark

     Ah, another military genius! and where did you serve ,marine?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NAR35DK6E7FAIKNZATQ3BAAIMA Mark

     Boy ,oh boy!  you sure told him Clausewitz!

  • Anonymous

    I am sick about this incident.  My husband is a Vietnam Vet with significant PTSD.   It was years, probably 20 years, before I was able to direct him to the best psychiatrist who prescribed the best drugs for him with the least side effects.  He also had the drive to get better, because I told him that I could not continue to live with him and our sons under the same roof.  His recovery was hampered initially by a very insensitive mother and absent father.  It warms my heart to know that so many in the community are helping our vets.   That being said, our government under Obama and the Democrats has belittled our troops and left them out ot dry in Afghanistan.  Our son just returned from a tour out there and it just by the grace of /god that he was temporarily separated from his unit when they sustained casualties from a suicide bomber and green on blue attack.  He doesn’t talk much and has been busy with his friends both civilian and military.  Time will tell if he is alright. 
    My husband also has significant hearing losses, and was able to get a dissability pension from that.  I will tell you that the paper work is ridiculous, to say nothing of the multiple examinations and testing.  Most employees of the VA are not former military.  So what do they care?  Talk about the benefits those employees receive compared to formewr and retired military.  Now ther’s another discusson.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

    Our funding Fathers gave us the  2nd amendment for a reason, to protect ourselves against a tyrannical government or foreign enemies . it says that in the constitution.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

     more likely he has his head stuck in the basement of an outhouse.

  • Anonymous

    How long before the people wake up to the fact that, it is not the guns it is the users of the weapons that have mental problems.  I am a retired veterans service officer and worked with many many veterans and not all of them have problems.  My speciality was Vietnam vets because, my husband is one.  They have been the most discriminated against.  Now they are getting SOME help and treatment they should have received when they got home – now the young boys and girls are coming back in the same boat.  I really feel for those young people and the help that they need but will be ignored until it is to late and they flip out like this guy.  What a shame two young men killed because of one with problems..Obama can most certainly take credit for this one and everything else going wrong in our country.  Just wait it is going to only get worse and as our time of this earth grows even shorter, it will only get worse and will be hastened with the end time.  God help us!!!

  • Anonymous

    My prayers go out to Kyle family.  I teach elementary students and grew up during Viet Nam. I remember…and try to instill that pride of country that I grew up with, and respect for our servicement/women. I am convinced that all these “shootings” are related in our fight to retain our 2nd amendments rights. I am saddened and appalled that our public discourse is guided by Progressives. Please people- write your congressmen, contact facebook, twitter, the opinion section of the newspaper, etc. and let them know that we people,
     opposed to 2nd amendment infringement are not “whackos”. Tell them you voted for ‘Bama…..fight the media bias with the same tactics they use…I vote for no more tea party-call it the Constitution Party and see if they portray us as idiots! Not all teachers are progressives!

  • Anonymous

    God bless Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, TRUE AMERICAN HEROES. I hope Routh hangs high from the gallows & his soul burns in hell!!! 

  • landofaahs

    God gives all of us free will while we are on this earth to choose between good and evil. Now I know you are an atheist and poke fun at Christians and that is your right. But let me ask you this: Obama claims to be a Christian although I doubt it because he breaks most all of the tenets of Christianity. But taking him at his word, why do you not ridicule him like you do Christians you disagree with? Unless of course you admit obama is lying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HSJULSAVFJIJYR6PCTCUPMNXRA Take 2

    Granting all these families tragedies a since of privacy from greedy Politicians, appears out of the question, and shame on all those who stayed home allowing this mob in the White House to continue extorting deaths or murder related to Oil Spills Gun Running in Benghazi to Mexico to Elementary Schools etc., Where are all the Trillions lost in Congressional Bills Bad Green Corp Loans…?  Resign three deep resign…

  • security supervisor

    just one more government contract killing!!! for their cover up and for their agenda!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but the whole PTSD thing in MOST, not all,  cases is just a meal ticket. Permanent cash to add to post service incomes or as primary income so the service member never has to work again. This AS S HOLE didn’t have PTSD, he was most likely mentally ill LONG before he went in the service.

    I know TWO Vietnam era vets that fought tooth & nail to get 100% disability claiming PTSD. Both were LAZY dr ug addicts, both got their disability. It is DISGUSTING!

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin, from her website  

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and many friends of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle tonight. Todd and I first met Chris in Pella, Iowa, when he helped out with security for the premiere of the film “The Undefeated.” And later we became friends with Chris when he was on “Stars Earn Stripes” with Todd. Chris was a wonderful man, a good friend, and a true American hero who loved our country and served honorably. He was loved and admired by so many, and he will never be forgotten.

    - Todd and Sarah Palin.
    .

  • Anonymous

    Read one post saying, the shooter was taking auditing from the cult Scientology..They told him he could not go to any kind of psychiatrist or psychologist ~ They told him not to take any meds.
    All the families involved should sue the stinking cult.
    These creeps that give that auditing are not licensed or educated.
    To damn bad the shooter didn’t shoot up the cult instead of a great American hero.
    .

  • Anonymous

    I am a Vietnam War veteran, my AO was in and around War Zone C [a small area of intense combat],
    Tay Ninh province, 1968 and 1969.  I was wounded twice in the head by enemy rocket artillery
    which caused memory loss and great difficulty to learn.
    I was in so much combat that I was prescribed valium as we were never rotated to the rear.  We
    were permitted two weeks out of the year to go on R and R, however, I did not go because the hell
    hole I was in was so bad that I would go AWOL if I left.
    I was in an artillery battalion not many clicks from the Cambodian boarder and the enemy made
    sure we were often under attack 28 or 29 days and/or nights every month. 
    Americans ruled the day, as best we could given the enemy was often difficult to find, and the
    Viet Cong [most were NVA transferred to Viet Cong units decimated during Tet of 1968].  They had
    4 divisions, we had 1/3 of the 23rd Infantry Division, it is not difficult to figure out what I
    am saying.
    After many years I was diagnosed with PTSD and was greatly ashamed of it.  By the end of the
    Vietnam War PTSD had not been diagnosed.  In 1991 I was fired from a civilian job because I could
    not remember what I was told.  In fact, if I took a phone call I would forget what the person
    said if I did not write down his message. 
    I was never able to work again and nearly starved because I was denied any kind of assistance, I
    owned my car and house, even though the house was nearly falling down.  The money I had saved up
    went to paying bills and feeding the family, until it ran out.  I ate a very small amount of rice
    daily, yet was starving.  Starving is not just a word, it is painful because my body was being
    used as food to stay alive, and I lost weight.
    I was a captain in the U.S. Army and had great difficulty remembering the names of my men, and
    requirements to complete tasks, and was transferred to the IRR, someone with a name on a piece of
    paper that could be recalled in case of an emergency, in other words fired.
    Also note that I had been a member of the 5th Army Advanced Marksmanship Unit, one of a small
    group of men that were the best shots in the world.
    I had been in contact with the, then, Chairman, Joint Chief’s of Staff.  One of the things I
    mentioned was that I took steps in Vietnam to keep from getting Purple Hearts.  The reason was
    that too many soldiers lost eyes, arms, legs and life.  And, at the those times that I was
    wounded I did not feel worthy of a Purple Heart, even though I lost some flesh and blood, and was
    nearly killed.
    I was a foolish young man, I did not know the VA in the state of Ohio would beat me over the head
    and refuse me benifits, in part because I turned those Purple Hearts down.  Yet, it would have
    made no difference, a friend of mine had three purple hearts and was decorated for valor and they
    harassed him for decades as well.
    I told the Chairman, JCS that when I resigned my comission I would rather have cut off my right
    arm.  My wife cried when she found out.
    Note that this is only a slight introduction, and I do not want to focus on myself.  Every combat
    soldier has his memories.
    Treatment for PTSD is still in the experimental stage, after all of these years doctors are still
    groping for the answer to proper treatment.  There is a percentage of combat veterans that never
    respond to treatment and have difficulty, even with medication.  I am one of those.
    One of the treatments used was somewhat in the same vein as used by Chris Kyle, but, instead of
    taking former combat veterans to a shooting range, the doctors forced going over bad memories,
    again.  The theory was that that “treatment” would cause veterans to get things out and cause the
    veteran to get through the hell of the past.
    It did not work.  I never wanted to remember war, what little I can remember.  Even though I
    probably remember 5% with my poor memory, it is too much.
    The method Chris Kyle was using was far better, and in my mind, the best reason was not that
    someone had something familiar in his hands, but, the company of other people that had gone
    through the meat grinder known as war.  Shooting the guns would have simply been icing on the
    cake, at least in my mind.
    One of the problems with giving a weapon to a combat soldier is Chris probably did not have
    access to his medical file, to determine how often the guy that shot him had flashbacks.  Flash
    backs can be dangerous because the individual does not know where he is and often does not know
    what he is doing, because he is back in the war, full of terror, rage, and trying to do whatever
    it takes to stay alive.  If the veteran that shot Chris was in that state he would not have known
    where he was or what he was doing.
    During a flashback a person may or may not act out physically, and he does not see what is in
    front of him, only what is in his mind.  I have been there, as many others have.  A safe example
    of a flashback is when my wife would get my attention during a television show and ask me
    something about my opinion of what “we” saw on TV.  I never saw the TV, let alone the show.
    There have been times that I was affraid I would kill or hurt her with my bare hands before I
    knew what I was doing.  She learned early after I came home from combat that if she had to wake
    me, to do it in the doorway of the room and if I did not respond, at most touch my toe at the end
    of the bed so she could get away in case I awoke violently.
    I do not know if the man that shot Chris was a combat soldier, and if so, how much exposure he
    had to combat.  So, he could have suffered a flashback at the wrong time or he had some mental
    defect from a brain injury, or if he had no combat, there was something very wrong with his mind.
    I would like to note that I have experienced nightmares, and rage during the day.  I have done
    things I am ashamed of.  Yet, to this day I have guns in the house and most often ware one, even
    when in the house.  No matter how much rage or anger a man goes through it is NO excuse to kill
    an innocent person.  I know this as a man who suffered greatly in war, as others have.  Yet, I
    have never gone so far as to even point a gun at anyone for any reason, including when in rage or
    anger, let alone shoot someone simply because I was full of rage.
    Aside from war, the only person I will shoot or kill is if someone attacks my wife, myself or
    someone else with the intent to kill or cause me to believe an innocent person is in emminent
    danger of death.
    If someone is being or about to be shot, being beaten with a hammer, or stabbed with a knife, for
    example, that person had better be ready to meet God because he will face Him quickly.
    There are not enough police to protect everyone.
    On a side note, the reason murderous insanity is on the rise is because too many of us do not
    know where we came from, who our founding fathers really were and what they believed.  Liberals
    have pushed God as far from people’s minds as they can, and they are causing the rest of the
    people in our nation to suffer, and it will get worse in the future if we do not change direction
    as a nation, and as individuals.
    True liberals have no clue.  They want to take power through deception and lies, instead of civil
    war, because they fear the military or the American people.  Obama believes his words will change
    the world, it is changing – for the worse.  God help us all.  God can use the rod on us in an
    effort to bring us to him, and as it was in the past, and people can learn to hate him, and may
    ask, “If He were real why did He allow this?” or something of that thrust.
    It is true that there are people that disbelieve in God, and those that are not sure.  I can tell
    you that when a person is in hell on earth, exhausted from 20+ hours of toil every day, and his
    life can be snuffed out any second he will at least hope in God.  Even that hope is being
    stripped from many Americans, as their mind are being filled with lies, putting people asleep to
    the truth.
    It is obvious Chris Kyle was a good man.  My heart goes out to his family and friends.  I have
    prayed for them, as many have.  They will heal over time, mostly.  It is my hope that God grant
    all of them full healing and puts light and love back into their hearts.
    Please forgive me for grammar and spelling errors, I can barely think.  I have been working on
    this for over three hours or more, as I am slow and it is now 3:15 a.m. local time.

  • Anonymous

    Your comment brought tears to my eyes.  I’m SICKENED by the treatment our veterans have received, especially the Vietnam vets because they suffered inexcusable abuse by our country that surpassed the abuse from the enemy.  The enemy did what they were supposed to have done.  But … never mind.  you know.  I’m sorry for the suffering you endured at the hands of the people you fought  for.  I’m grateful for your service and sacrifice.  Peace.

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    I guess someone hates free will no wonder you are an occupy pooper.

  • Anonymous

    Total bullshit. Fits your victim narrative, doesn’t it?

  • http://youtu.be/xm1F7ub00gk Sam Fisher

    I don’t even think critten even understands how reality
    works.

  • Anonymous

    What’s pathetic is all you little victim whiners, what a bunch of fucking pussies.  Mommy! Mommy! I didn’t get the job because all corporate HR people are secret liberralllssss! What a load a shit. Nobody gets more respect from corporate America than veterans do, the whole “hippies spit on me” narrative just doesn’t work on the job level, you fucking liars are an insult to real veterans.

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.wiggins.775 Debbie Wiggins

    Maybe it has already been said, but I heard bits of the interview by  “The Spin Stops Here” guy, and it was as if he were demonizing this man.  Perhaps that was not a good tact on national television?  My heart goes out to all those in the military left in those shoes.

  • Anonymous

    It is people like you that are the reason combat veterans do not usually talk to civilians about our war experiences.

    You will never understand, and have no clue.

    In a theater of operations a soldier, marine, special forces do not even need to be in combat to suffer.  The work is so difficult it can have a negative impact on the human body.  We did not get enough sleep.  We lost weight.  The work was very hard.  Then you see a buddy blown through the air, another loses a thumb, another gets his brains blown out, you get shot up but are put back in the fight, a friend gets his arm blown nearly off at the shoulder, another friend gets shot up and you watch him slowly turn white as his blood drains from his body as you rock him in your arms and he pleads with you not to let him die and you know he will and can do nothing about it, village leaders who were sympathetic to Americans were taken to the center of town, tied to a stake, hands, feet and head, with eye lids proped open with slits of wood as they were forced to watch their wife repeatedly raped by the Viet Cong, then tortured, then killed, and next it was the children’s turn to be tortured and killed, and finally the village mayors, and this went on and on and on.

    Do you like the socialist Obama?  Let Obama take the power out of American hands, that power is called guns and liberals are both fearful and hate guns and gun owners.  I saw socialism did to the helpless close up and it was bloody and sickening.  Before Vietnam I was a church going child, and loved both God and the people around me.  In Viet Nam I learned to hate.

    In Vietnam soldiers were treated like dirt because, “they can be replaced easier than a vehicle”, because of the draft.  And, back home liberal nuts were burning flags while taking dope, listening to loud music, and having “free” sex.

    I could not even deficate without the fear of violent attacks while I was defenseless with my pants down, which happened more times than I want to remember, and it caused me to force it from my body as fast as possible.

    None of us ever showed cowardous, when the fight came we ran to combat.  One of my friends that went blind begged me to help him to a fighting position, which I did.  Yes we used cover as often as possible, yes we manuvered, but we never ran.

    Have you ever witnessed soldiers funnel through a small opening to get to the enemy while an enemy machine gun mowed them down like grass.  Enough of our men got through to kill the enemy, and got the job done.  In my mind, I do not care how many medals someone gets, those men performed acts of valor and were never recognized for their efforts, except to get purple hearts.

    Have you ever risked your life in order to save a fellow soldier?  I have and many others did the same.  We did it without even thinking about the danger, we thought about the other guy.

    We did this as teenagers.

    I haven’t even begun to tell the story.  You will never understand and I am glad, however, you should shut your mouth and be grateful for those that gave so much and got little or nothing in return for serving their country.

    Yes, I know my grammar and spelling are poor.  You try writing with 5% of what used to be your brain working, because you got the rest of it blown out on the battlefield.

  • Anonymous

    MOS

    63B, 63C, 13B, 13C, 13D, 13E, 13F, every tube artillery MOS including those that were not in the battery area as a job.

  • Anonymous

    It is a little early to pull the “stupid” trigger and call someone insane until all of the facts are in.

  • Anonymous

    That is NOT the NRA stance.

    What did people kill eachother before guns came along.  Do you think everyone was in love with eachother in yesteryear?

    Obama wanted to take pocket knives away from people a couple of years ago.

    People used to kill eachother with rocks, are rocks going to be outlawed?

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Fatuous argument. Rocks don’t have a purpose. Rocks are just there. Guns, however, are only designed to kill. Now run along…

  • Anonymous

    Death is not the only price.  There are the wounded, the pain, agony, horror, and suffering of those that were and are and will be in combat.

  • Anonymous

    critten, you are a moron, even Obama shoots guns.  People killed eachother before guns were invented.

    I know what socialists did and do to defenseless people, and now insane muslim factions are getting news coverage for doing the same.  Take guns away from them.

  • Anonymous

    Not all guns are designed to kill people.

    Have you ever heard of hunting, or shooting as a sport, ever heard of the olympics?

  • Anonymous

    Actually, not all guns will be taken away.  The elite liberals will have guns if they want them.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WESNE2EDMSTRK65R27CFYHHTSQ roger

    Do us vets a favor creatin, just leave. Crawl back under the rock from which you were spawned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Boyle/1288041526 Billy Boyle

    Jesus man, what the fck? damn it all.

  • Anonymous

    Your lack of command of the decent English language explains your lack of having a firm grasp of the obvious.
    Take a few courses in English and then come back and try to join the well schooled in debate. 
    As it stands,  children who swear get their mouths washed out with soap,  or as an adult…a tsp. of garlic powder. 

  • Linda Barkmeyer

    The death of this American Hero is beyond comprehension.   Perhaps Chris was dealing with a man who needed more than what Chris was equipped to help.  A real tragedy for all of us and how horrific for the families who tried so hard to help one another. 

  • Anonymous

    PTSD is not insanity, it is suffering.

    How do you know the killer was not insane?  And, if so, how would Chris know this?  Where was Obama’s government when Chris was shot?

  • Anonymous

    Right, we can’t eliminate all violence, so let’s do nothing. Good thinking.
    LaPierre said exactly that. The only thing that stops a bad guy with s gun is a good guy with a gun.
    That has been shown to be wrong, foolish, and dangerous.

  • Anonymous

    Where did I say do nothing?

    And, you must never have been to a good shooting range, they have strict codes regarding loaded guns and when to use them.  So, not all people with guns at  range have loaded guns.

    Also, this was at a long range rifle facility, it may have been that there were very few people, or no other people, with loaded guns on the firing line.

    As to your liberal thinking “… The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.  That has been shown to be wrong, foolish, and dangerous.”

    Oh really?  What you state means to do nothing.  You will do nothing.  You will let innocent children, teenagers, women, or anyone be killed because “good guys” don’t have guns.

    Without guns who WILL stop the bad guy?

    According to your tenet - take guns away from all good guys, which includes police, military, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, body guards and everyone trying to be the “good guy”.  Do you think the ONLY good guys in America are current members of those groups?

    If you or your loved ones are about to be killed I suppose you will stop the killing by mind over bullets.

    Liberals … not a clue to the real world, and that is why it is getting worse.

  • Anonymous

    This is so sad, and I hope that everyone will support Chris Kyle’s family. What about the family of the other man who was killed – Chris Kyle’s friend, Chad Littlefield? Do they need help as well?

  • Josie

    A tremendous loss for all of us.  Deepest sympathy to the Kyle family.

  • Anonymous

    of course  Obama offends all of are our men & women in uniform in our arm services.
    including our vets. so all of you veterans of the wars past and present thank you for serving
    our country keeping us save and free. also my dad was a Vietnam navy vet. 
     

  • http://twitter.com/Currahee101st Robert

    Used to like Glen Beck then one day, I realized that he is a cunt.

  • Guest

      Flagged …. everyone flag Robert’s post for the vulgarity!