There’s nothing that gun control advocates love more than a good prodigal son story. Someone who strayed from the one true “guns are evil and need to be eradicated” path only to be shown the light, coming back home to the confiscatory fold. That’s why you see so many people using the time-honored phrase “I’m a hunter and I support the second amendment, but…”. But even after her husband, a decorated war hero and author of one of the better books I’ve read this year, Chris Kyle was shot and killed, Taya Kyle refuses to blame the tool and instead blames the man . . .
From the UK’s Daily Mail:
The widow of legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is still a passionate supporter of the Second Amendment – despite her husband’s murder in a tragic shooting in February. Tara Kyle, 38, who recently spoke at a Houston NRA convention, owns a Smith & Wesson pistol, but says that ‘A gun didn’t kill my husband, a man killed my husband.’ Her husband is credited with 160 confirmed kills during a stellar decade-long career with SEAL Team 3, was shot dead at a Glen Rose, Texas, gun range after an alleged incident involving an ex-Marine, Eddie Ray Routh. ‘Unfortunately, it’s a hot issue and people like to make it into a bigger picture that’s not an accurate picture,’ she explained to the New York Post. ‘The majority of ways guns are used every day are very positive.’
Chris’ death was a tragedy, and on that day America lost one of its greatest warriors. But I’m happy that this is one instance where the tragic and untimely death of an American won’t be abused to make a political point.