February 3rd, 2013
05:32 AM ET

Reports: Ex-Navy sniper killed at Texas gun range

A former Navy SEAL who said his 150-plus sniper kills prompted Iraqi insurgents to place a bounty on his head was fatally shot at a Texas gun range by a former Marine, authorities told local media.

Chris Kyle was one of two men killed Saturday afternoon at a gun range in Glen Rose, about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth, the Erath County sheriff told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Stephenville Empire-Tribune.

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  1. Wayne Lapierre

    As an esteemed member of the NRA, I can only hope that people realize if these killed guys were armed and trained in how to use a gun...this tragedy maybe would have been averted. Oh wait, um, my bad. I'll get back to you with a different excuse for more guns. WLP

    February 3, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Cosmic

      I agree. The way to prevent shootings is more guns. Everyone should be armed. If the people there would have had guns, this would not have happened.

      February 4, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    What?? No conspiracy theory??? Im shocked! And not one "its Obamas fault"???

    February 3, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Lol.

    February 3, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Terry Rochelle

    This is fishy, the one government operative who could top the militias at their own game, sooner or later he would have been called back to start taking out second ammendment defenders. So they got him first. It all fits. Lets look into this marine, any covert contacts with local militia or NRA officials?

    February 3, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That's quite the hysterical little theory you have there.

      February 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Guns do not kill folks, why don't you get it already.
    Gun deaths top 1'280 since Dandy Hook.
    Good morning @banasy @Hamsta
    Of course Pr.Obama is to be faulted . Problem soved.Let's get on with the Super Bowl.

    February 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    oops, that was Sandy Hook. Too many typos.

    February 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Fake Hamstas are so cute!

    February 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Happy super bowl day @ banasy and @ saywhat! And i cant believe how easily ppl can be influenced on the supposed suddeness of shootings in the US! This has been going on for decades its just that now its the mood of the moment so everyone is jumping on the bandwagon! Next month will be something entirely different and the media will be on to bigger and better things!

    February 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hide Behind

    The brag about 150 Iraq insurgents is a lie!
    Not saying the guy did not kill 150 of Iraqs people but if anyone looks up the international definition of insurgent then those he killed were not insurgents.
    Odd how a nation has turned an ignoble enterprize into some higher cause.

    February 3, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Not Afraid

    Did all 150 people this sniper killed deserve to die? His own death is tragic, but every death is tragic. I feel sad for his family, but cannot bring myself to call him a hero.

    February 3, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ancient Texan

    The sniper was doing the job he was trained to do and taking out the enemy that was determined to kill American soldiers was a heroic job well done. Audie Murphy killed many of the enemy in WWII and received the nation's awards and admiration and no criticism from the nations observers.

    February 4, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. AMS

    Evil person who killed 95 people more Pentagons record claim including women. One less NRA gun slinging member makes the world a safer place.

    February 4, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ronvan

    WOW! There are some real disgusting comments here! A "Sniper" is a very specialized position, not only because of the shooting skills, but their mental status, and they are "checked" after each mission as to their mental status! They KILL the enemy to protect their fellow soldiers! The sad thing, no matter what the kill number is, is that he was HOME, helping fellow soldiers to get over their problems What does it say about OUR country when a soldier survives, mulitple tours, during the carnage of war, comes HOME and gets killed?

    February 5, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. mordechai pelta

    This is a very sad story for all involved. My heart goes out to the families of the bereaved.

    February 13, 2013 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
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