Records: Vet charged in Texas shooting deaths had been taken to mental hospital, claimed PTSD

  • Article by: ANGELA K. BROWN and JAMIE STENGLE , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 5, 2013 - 2:06 AM
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fatgaryFeb. 4, 1311:18 AM

Anyone on here that tries to use this as more anti-gun material, please go somewhere else because it will only show your ignorance. Rest in peace Chris and Chad.

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william16Feb. 4, 1311:56 AM

It was generous of the two victims to try to help a comrade through his own post-combat issues. However, doing so without apparent professional training in identifying and handling mental health issues, on a firing range and with loaded weapons readily available, may have proven their undoing.

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chris5144Feb. 4, 1312:00 PM

The deceased sniper is the same individual that was being sued for defamation by our former governor, is it not?

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AlaskaJimFeb. 4, 1312:05 PM

Stand down Soldier, there's no telling how many lives you saved, a gratefull nation thanks you. Godspeed.

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AlaskaJimFeb. 4, 1312:11 PM

Stand down Soldier. There's no telling how many American lives you saved, a grateful nation thanks you. Godspeed.

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mobojoboFeb. 4, 1312:46 PM

Carma?

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wa0tdaFeb. 4, 1312:47 PM

It was a generous spirit that drove these men to help others, but an activity that exposed participants with emotional problems to firearms was not a good choice. It would have been better to schedule a group run, time at the gym, or a fishing trip.

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jo1glexFeb. 4, 1312:49 PM

About time we got a fresh thread on this story. Many of the comments on the previous thread were showing a great deal of ambivalence about our Warrior culture, the value of war itself, and whether or not any and every form of violence should be glorified if it is wrapped in Patriotic verbiage.

I believe all three of these men, the two dead and the killer, were victims of our country's obsession with warfare and violence. The second it was revealed that Kyle and the rest of his unit were proudly wearing the Nazi SS "Totenkopf" (Death's Head) emblem the damage to these men's psyches and morals was obvious.

It's time we stopped destroying our own, and put those energies to use to improve our nation. That may not be nearly as profitable for the elites, but so be it. We're supposed to be a nation of, by, and for the people of the United States. Not a global empire enforced out of the barrel of a gun.

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whynotrightFeb. 4, 1312:51 PM

@chris5144 - yes, this is the same guy. Jeeze, what a tragic shame.

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hobie2Feb. 4, 13 1:01 PM

More theories on this so far than on the first 48 hours of Sandy Point... most of them probably equally accurate.

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