'American Sniper’ Author Shot and Killed in Texas
February 3, 2013 9:18 AM Subscribe
Kyle's decorations include two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation.
Chris Kyle was the author of "American Sniper", which describes his 150+ kills over four tours of duty.
At this point, the motive for the shooting is unclear.
Press release from FITCO Cares, a nonprofit founded by Mr. Kyle.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is airing an ad in favor of mandatory background checks during the Super Bowl
It includes decades-old footage of National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre saying the gun lobby group approves of the checks. LaPierre recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the NRA no longer supports background checks for all gun sales.
There have been at least 1501 gun related deaths since the shooting in Newtown on Dec. 14th.
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
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