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Author of "American Sniper" among the dead at Rough Creek

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Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013 8:40 pm

A former Tarleton State University student who wrote the best-selling book, "American Sniper," was one of two victims shot and killed at Rough Creek Lodge Saturday. 

Chris Kyle, 38, and another man were found dead at Rough Creek's shooting range between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Sheriff Tommy Bryant.

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26 comments:

  • RJ Heath posted at 3:31 pm on Tue, Feb 12, 2013.

    RJ Heath Posts: 1

    I came by to show respect for Navy Seal Chris Kyle from up
    above the 12th Street Bridge of IH-35 in Austin, TX.
    I shot view too and will post it on my FaceBook site this week.
    He was a true American Hero and I wish I had the chance
    to shake his hand and thank him for everything he did for
    OUR Freedom. God bless his soul.

    - Robert J. Heath
    Austin, TX

     
  • VetatPost81Tx posted at 1:25 pm on Fri, Feb 8, 2013.

    VetatPost81Tx Posts: 2

    I'm fortunate enough to be able to attend his memorial and salute this American Patriot as he passes by on HWY 67.....

    de fet...ESAL; Assmodeus same for you.

    You are scum. I wouldn't urinate down your throat if your guts were on fire.

     
  • NYCBullDog posted at 6:04 pm on Mon, Feb 4, 2013.

    NYCBullDog Posts: 1

    Hmmm...was this a "gun free zone"? So sad that this brave veteran became a victim of the gun violence in the USA.

     
  • SLB1958 posted at 10:54 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    SLB1958 Posts: 1

    "AS$"modeus... your are as your name says... Chris was a hero, patriot and a great America. It is because of people like Chris that idiots like you have what you have... Neg remarks about Chris from anyone just shows they are as much of a loser "as$" you are. Thanks Chris for everything you did in your life. Prayers to your family.
    Navy Vet 76'-03'.

     
  • Igosurff posted at 7:55 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Igosurff Posts: 2

    Every person that comments on this tragedy better understand and appreciate they only have the opportunities they have because of people like Chris Kyle. He is a true American Hero .

     
  • Igosurff posted at 7:35 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Igosurff Posts: 2

    Every person that comments on this tragedy better understand they only have this opportunity and their freedoms because of people like Chris Kyle. He is a true American hero.

     
  • tjones posted at 5:43 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    tjones Posts: 1

    How dare anyone speak against Chris Kyle (Asmodeus, I am calling you out) He served his country. He did more than his share defending our freedoms. It's a sad day when he is killed right here on American soil by a fellow veteran. There should be no ill or bitter thoughts on here directed towards Kyle. I pray his family finds comfort.

     
  • Gunny G posted at 4:43 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Gunny G Posts: 1

    To all the libtards who write their BS like de fet, you're not fit to shine Kyle's boots or kiss his a$$. You are jealous of where he went because you pvssies could not follow!

    GFYs.

     
  • trianglewhip posted at 4:09 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    trianglewhip Posts: 1

    Funny about Liberals. They act on emotion and prejudice only. So Chris died at OUTSIDE of a gun range. It's got to happen anytime soon. But compare that to all those gun free zones. More guns still means less crime overall. And most gun violence here end up with dead criminals. I can live with that.. Cops /military die too. So should we disarm them? Even the best like Kyle can fall too. That should humble everyone out there. Being armed ant TRAINED is still NO GUARANTEE. But it's FOLLY not to be armed and TRAINED. It's your responsibility, for your life and love ones..

     
  • AJNM posted at 3:03 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    AJNM Posts: 2

    Being murdered with a gun at a range is not 100% avoidable, its always a possibility! Being car jacked and shot to death while also having a gun to defend yourself, that certainly is a possibilty! but being car jacked and not having a weapon of your own to defend yourself, well in that case you being murdered is a certainty! I'll take the slim chance of being murdered while trying to defend myself over the insane trust that I'm 100% safe under LEO jurisdiction with no gun for myself!

    Bunch of cowardly fascists ba-ba-ba sheep so willing to totally entrust their security to some federal law maker! If the gov't promises you everything, I promise you they can take everything away you dumb liberty hating, serfdom loving sheep!

     
  • AJNM posted at 2:55 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    AJNM Posts: 2

    God bless Chris's family and may American patriots everywhere uphold his beliefs and his vision and may constitutional liberty reign in America forever!

     
  • de fet posted at 2:03 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    de fet Posts: 1

    Live by the sword...

     
  • Asmodeus posted at 1:20 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Asmodeus Posts: 1

    Hmmm, go figure. People obsessed with guns and death to the point of spending their free time hanging out a gun range shooting guns wind up dying at the business end of guns. What a surprise.

     
  • Steve R posted at 12:29 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Steve R Posts: 1

    [sad] Such a Shame.

     
  • zak in texas posted at 12:14 pm on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    zak in texas Posts: 1

    While it is very sad that he was killed, it is not at all shocking to me. He was very outspoken on gun rights. Things like this tend to happen when everyone can easily get a piece of metal in there hand that does nothing but kill; some of them use it for its intended purpose, and innocent people get killed. Welcome to the wild wild west. People always say "well if everyone has a gun, it makes things safer." Um...this was at a gun range, I think there were enough guns around.

     
  • washjack posted at 10:44 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    washjack Posts: 1

    As with any needless loss of life, Chris's death is tragic. My heart is heavy for his family and friends.

     
  • Smerritt posted at 10:40 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Smerritt Posts: 1

    No words for this...

     
  • pattiyb posted at 8:57 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    pattiyb Posts: 1

    [sad]

     
  • reggie posted at 3:54 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    reggie Posts: 1

    This is such a terrible and sad story to learn about men who have done so much for our country and then to lose their lives here at home to someone they trusted...but should not have. My heart goes out to their families and I pray they knew Jesus. Our world is becoming more and more scary to live in each day.

     
  • Thankyousoldiersformyfreedom posted at 1:50 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    Thankyousoldiersformyfreedom Posts: 1

    My friends are right, it is very fishy! Oscuma is taking out his competition! You also need to know facebook is reporting all pages against oscuma to the whitehouse! Chris on is fb was against oscuma! So, Im holding fb and oscuma aka hitler responsible! Karma is around the corner!

     
  • TheDudeAbides posted at 12:55 am on Sun, Feb 3, 2013.

    TheDudeAbides Posts: 1

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    While I mourn the loss of an American hero, I mourn your greed too. Paywalls suck and I hop you learn that it doesn't make yo any more money.

     
  • Drifter posted at 11:46 pm on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    Drifter Posts: 1

    What a stupid way to die !!! R.I.P. Brother!!!

    confirming to be for a fact... true justice should be to deliver Routh to the SEALS...

    May Routh name be in shame for eternaty....

    my Respects for the family....

     
  • debossman posted at 11:16 pm on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    debossman Posts: 1

    He did not have his SIX covered.

     
  • popssrmc posted at 9:49 pm on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    popssrmc Posts: 1

    prayers go out to both of the families such a tragic loss of a great american

     
  • anon tex posted at 9:36 pm on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    anon tex Posts: 1

    Real convenient if you ask me...[angry]

     
  • TheWriter posted at 8:54 pm on Sat, Feb 2, 2013.

    TheWriter Posts: 1

    This is really sad.

     

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