The Coalition To Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) is targeting Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film, American Sniper, a movie which tells the story of American hero Chris Kyle.
Kyle served four tours in Iraq and had 255 confirmed kills. Mail Online reports that his longest kill was “a 2,100-yard strike against a man armed with a rocket launcher.” He was killed stateside on February 2, 2013, by a military vet suffering symptoms of PTSD.
According to the Washington Examiner, while Eastwood seeks to honor Kyle, CSGV has provided its supporters with a Facebook outlet where they could “rant” against the movie and the sniper. Regarding Kyle’s death, one wrote, “good riddance.” And another person wrote, “what goes around comes around.”
It’s as if they have no knowledge that Kyle was killing terrorists to protect our troops and our homeland.
American Sniper is being anticipated in the way Lone Survivor and Zero Dark Thirty were, only more so. It is an American movie in the truest sense of the word. And that’s why “sponsors” of GSGV are being called out. Two such sponsors are the Urban League and the YWCA. In turn, supporters of these two entities are Pepsi, Walmart, Kroger, the NFL, and Macy’s.
There’s a good chance Pepsi, Walmart, Kroger, the NFL, and Macy’s don’t want their name tied to a group that has opened the door to bashing an American hero like Chris Kyle.
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