‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle never had chance to draw gun, Texas Ranger says
Published February 12, 2015
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The body of Chris Kyle, the former sniper killed at a rural Texas gun range in 2013, was located by rangers wearing a loaded 1911-style semiautomatic pistol that was still holstered and with its safety on, a Texas Ranger testified on Thursday.
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Tim Moore, an attorney for Routh, said Kyle and Littlefield’s text exchange shows how Routh was spiraling out of control. He told jurors that Routh was suffering from severe mental strain that day and thought he needed to kill the two or they would turn on him.
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In another earlier report, it was asserted that both men were shot from behind.
I don’t know how the range worked there, but I know how some ranges in NJ and VA operate.
There is a range safety officer, who’s watching what happens. And loaded weapons are NOT allowed BEHIND people on the firing line.
There’s no doubt that is NOT a perfect solution.
But a loaded weapon BEHIND two experienced shooters would have not gone unnoticed.
Just an observation.
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