Former Republican presidential contender Ron Paul has just put out a tweet slamming U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, author of the New York Times bestseller American Sniper, who was murdered this weekend at a shooting range.
Here’s the tweet:
Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.” Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) February 4, 2013
1. Chris Kyle was an American hero of the highest order. And he used the sword because he was in the military, where his job was to keep America safe.
2. SEALS who served with Kyle said that using the gun range for persons with PTSD made sense. It put them around things with which they were “familiar” and was therefore a “very comfortable” environment.
God bless the family of Chris Kyle.