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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Untouchable in Iraq - shot dead back home at a shooting range..

Top US navy SEAL sniper shot dead at a shooting range ...

Tragic Irony..... :upset:

 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/us/chris-kyle-american-sniper-author-reported-killed.html?_r=0

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

NRA folly

This doesn't seem to tally up with the NRA's stance on gun ownership. All men had access to guns but 2 innocent men were killed and the killer ran off.

 

Commiserations to the families of those shot dead.

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

Chris Kyle

was shot by a fellow marine who had PTSD. Kyle decided it would be a good idea to take him to a shooting range as therapy. So far, only Ron Paul has dared voice this point; and is being roundly savaged by the US media and others.

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

Chris Kyle

was shot by a fellow marine who had PTSD. Kyle decided it would be a good idea to take him to a shooting range as therapy. So far, only Ron Paul has dared voice this point; and is being roundly savaged by the US media and others.

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

saw this

a couple of days ago, and thought how f*cked up was that?..:shock:..al qaeda had a £15K bounty on his head, which seemed remarkably cheap...or about 40 quid for each of the 'baddies' he nailed....!!  :huh:

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preunit

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preunit says:

.

"he describes shooting a fighter wielding a rocket launcher 2,100 yards away"

Damn he was good at this job, 15k on his head and as steve said, "about 40 quid a pop"...  good value?....fucking good value i'd say.....this really is a tragedy :upset:

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vulcanrider

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vulcanrider says:

Yep

guns are good --- there's a guy with snags take him shooting. Sorry but I had dealings with the USMC during my military service and the last feckers I'd want behind me 'locked and loaded' would be them, scary bunch and this does not surprise me one bit. We shared a range with them once, once was enough, ill disciplined and poor weapon handling.

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bimmerman

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bimmerman says:

I guess

you might have a different view on the shooting if you were an Iraqi who had been trying to defend your country from invaders who wanted your oil on some phoney pretext.

What's odd about this incident is that it's a republican senator who's spotted the bleeding obvious and was prepared to make comment on it.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

We talking

poor weapon handling in the sense that whilst they're busy 'wooh YEAH-ing' they're one handedly flailing around a loaded weapon with the safety off?


They seem to enjoy that sort of thing. Strangely enough if you do it in the British Army you usually have your weapon taken off you and are never seen again.

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old(ish)git

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old(ish)git says:

Karma.....

...I think Chris Kyle,might have seen the irony of a job of 'taking people by surprise', being 'surprised' himself.....gun law,it always ends in tears.

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vulcanrider

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vulcanrider says:

Phil

yep that was the basics of our day with the USMC, guy finishes firing, stands up, swings the SA80 backward over his shoulder magazine on the weapon  while others were still firing.  So many incidents on the camp involving USMC and weapons while they were off duty, weapons and ammunition stored together in their barracks. Fucking scary dodgy bunch.

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