Warhead wrote: I'd love to see what they had to say about this shooting.
The basic idea of going to a shooting range to relieve stress is nothing unusual, I find the experience to be very cathartic, especially if you have some friends around so you can all shoot each other's guns and have the standard pissing contests about who is a better marksman.
Here's some quotes from a gun nut forum thread about this shooting
His book has been in my "will read soon" queue for a while now.
This is so incredibly sad. That poor loving family. Dude survives BUD/S, all the training to become a SEAL, four fucking tours in Iraq during some of the bloodiest years, and he's killed by some hosed in the head vet who he's trying to help.Fuck.
SinstralRifleman wrote:There are lots of vets with PTSD that aren't a threat to anyone. I've read before about veterans groups using shooting or hunting as a way to decompress or rebuild confidence. If we stigmatize all vets with PTSD as dangerous or make them prohibited possessors more just wont seek help at all.
An excerpt from chris kyle's book, posted by "gokmah"
“I always seemed more vulnerable at home. After every deployment, something would happen to me, usually during training. I broke a toe, a finger, all sorts of little injuries. Overseas, on deployment, in the war, I seemed invincible.”
I think that much of the stress from PSTD is not from actually being shot at, or combat itself- this in and of itself is a relatively rare thing, I think its more a long-building stress knowing that every time you drive down a road you might die, or that a shell might hit your barracks while you sleep, the fear that just walking around outside will lead to someone shooting you from a window...