'American Sniper’ Author Shot and Killed in Texas
February 3, 2013 9:18 AM   Subscribe

This post was deleted for the following reason: If we're going to talk about this one guy getting shot, let's do it without the insta-derail of a bunch of other gun control stuff. -- LobsterMitten

DAMN! If on there had been and armed and trained civilian nearby who could have shot the bad guy.

I guess you live by the gun, you die by the gun. And 150 human lives on your ticket definitely sounds like it counts.

posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 9:23 AM on February 3, 2013

Instead of making this a debate about guns, I think this incident highlights a poignant reminder of the difficulties of war and the horrors of PTSD. It is certainly worth mentioning that Mr. Kyle was killed by a struggling veteran he was trying to assist.
posted by quodlibet at 9:25 AM on February 3, 2013 [6 favorites]

In a February 2012 interview with NBC News, Kyle said he didn’t want to put the number of kills in the book but the publisher insisted.

“If I could figure out the number of people I saved, that’s something I would brag about,” he told NBC News' Lester Holt. *
posted by ericb at 9:25 AM on February 3, 2013 [2 favorites]

1501 gun deaths since SandyHook.
Now, assuming that Imaginary Hitler 2.0 would kill MORE than 1501 people a month, I say we're still coming out ahead.

posted by Senor Cardgage at 9:26 AM on February 3, 2013 [2 favorites]

posted by BibiRose at 9:30 AM on February 3, 2013

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