Ron Paul softens approach after PTSD tweet criticism

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 5 at 7:21 PM

(WHAS11) -- The fallout is causing former congressman Ron Paul to soften his approach after receiving criticism over his tweets about the death of murdered Navy Seal Chris Kyle.

Sniper Chris Kyle was killed Saturday at a firing range in Texas and police have arrested a former Marine who was suffering from PTSD for murder.

Paul, the father of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, posted on Twitter saying treating PTSD at a firing range didn't make sense.

Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer, who is from Adair County, Ky., responded saying Kyle isn't just a hero to himself, but to America as well.

Paul had also tweeted "Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that 'he who lives by the sword dies by the sword'."

Meyer responded to that with "Hey Ron Paul, have you lost your mind? that sword protected your freedom. Guess since I live by it I deserve to get murdered as well? #wow.”

On Tuesday Paul said Kyle's death was, "an unintended consequence of unconstitutional and unnecessary wars."

He also sent condolences to Kyle's family.

 

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