Chad Littlefield’s Family Defends Fatal Gun Range Outing

Chad Littlefield’s Family Defends Fatal Gun Range Outing.

Sad that when someone tries to do good something bad happens. We can all learn something from this.  On Friday, in Midlothian, Texas the relatives of the man killed alongside a former Navy SEAL sniper at a Texas shooting range said that he was trying to help his friend who was a troubled war veteran and the outing was for “therapeutic purposes.” Hundreds turned out for Chad Littlefield’s service who was fatally shot alongside his friend American Sniper author Chris Kyle. The Authorities have confirmed that the man the two men were trying to help suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. Littlefield’s father-in-law defends the idea of helping veterans through target practice as his son-in-law would assist Kyle in his efforts to help veterans. Police say the suspect 25 year old Eddie Ray Routh shot both men multiple times before fleeing on Feb. 2 and even told his sister as well as brother-in-law he couldn’t trust the men so he had to kill them before they killed him. Routh is in jail on a $3 million bond. Besides the hundreds who turned out for the funeral, hundreds of people lined the street to watch the procession pass. Both men became friends a few years ago as soccer dads and their families vacationed together on occasion. A memorial for Kyle is set for Monday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

 

What is happening in America?

Lone Star College Shooting: Multiple People Shot At Texas College Campus.
Kelly Suckla
Kelly Suckla Fatally Shot Estranged Wife Kristi Suckla And Self At Daughter’s Sweet 16: Police .
Nehemiah Griego
Nehemiah Griego, Teen Accused Of Killing Family, Had Homicidal And Suicidal Thoughts: Cops .

I grouped these stories together to give everyone the point of view of the victim and potential shooters to see if people will finally see that the problem isn’t just guns but mental health. As a world we need to treat the whole person instead of oversimplifying the problem and chalking it up to bad decision making. For the government and private interest, put aside your own selfish agenda and address the real problem…it’s not all about you! The top story comes out of the lone star state of Texas where multiple people shot at a Houston, Texas campus on Tuesday. One person detained, but person is not officially a suspect. Their is a movement to expand concealed weapons in the state of Texas but after this shooting that may not happen if the reports are true that the shooting was a result of a heated argument. Further more, state lawmakers continue to loosen gun laws even more as one state senator is trying to get a bill passed where students, faculty, and staff can carry concealed weapons on campus for protection. The second story is about a man out of Grapevine, Texas who shot his estranged wife and then himself at his daughter’s sweet 16 party. An argument turned the celebration into tragedy when Kelly Suckla allegedly killed Kristi Suckla never the front door of her parents’ home on Saturday in an ear shot of the party going on for their daughter. The last story is a familiar story in American today. In Albuquerque, New Mexico a teenager gundown his family over the weekend then planned to go to Wal Mart and shoot more people. Instead, the teen sent a picture of his dead mother to his girlfriend then spent much of Saturday with the girl going to church where his father was a pastor eventually admitting to killing his parents and three siblings. Oh and he is 15 years old…are we really shocked. The teen was hoping to die in a shootout with police (sounds like a video game), but it is unclear why he didn’t follow his plan. The teen shot his mother because of his anger issues and was annoyed, he then shot his sibling and became upset and decided to grab his parents’ assault rifle and ambushed his father. People need to wake up and see what is happening to America. The effects of guns are far reaching not only effecting families but complete stranger as well.