VIDEO: American Sniper widow shows up to support sniper group at SHOT Show, gets a stunning response

VIDEO: American Sniper widow shows up to support sniper group at SHOT Show, gets a stunning response

american sniperTaya Kyle, the widow of sniper Chris Kyle, stopped by the booth at SHOT Show to help out with a raffle. She signed a replica of the McMillan .338 Lapua that Chris Kyle used in combat, and the raffle raised over $62,000. But then came the shock.

According to The Blaze,

After announcing the winners, the group then revealed that “every dime” raised would go directly to Taya Kyle and her family.

“Now I don’t have words,” she said after learning of the incredible gesture by the group. “Thank you, I don’t even know what to say. It’s a bittersweet journey, obviously. And I do feel Chris with me, but I’m also very aware, as I know Debbie is too, that physically we all want him here.”

“The generosity — to me it’s less about the money and more about the support,” she continued, fighting back tears. “The idea that people still care and love what Chris stood for and love him.”

Kyle was sued by Jesse Ventura for defamation over something Chris Kyle wrote about him in his book, American Sniper. Kyle simply wrote about a physical scuffle that he was in once with Ventura, and Ventura is angry that the recollection of events makes him look like he lost the fight. Kyle did not even identify Ventura by name. Ventura, who apparently had deep pockets to buy the best attorneys, sued Taya after Chris’s death and got a jury to award $1.8 million against her.

Considering everything Taya has been through, it was despicable that Ventura would sue her. I interviewed Taya once and found out that she doesn’t make money from most of the foundations she is now associated with in connection with her late husband, the money all goes to charity work. Bravo to for looking out for her. Watch her reaction below when she discovers the money raised is for her.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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