Weatherby Donating Commemorative Guns to Chris Kyle Benefit

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It’s been just over two years since the day former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was shot and killed by a man he’d been working to help. To honor his memory, Weatherby will be donating engraved Chris Kyle Memorial firearms to this weekend’s Sporting Clays Shoot in Fort Worth, Texas. The shoot is part of the annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit and Auction and is being hosted by Bass Pro. In addition to the commemorative firearms being donated for the event Weatherby is also awarding their Vanguard Sporter in .257 WBY Mag to the shoot’s High Point Veteran. Hooyah to Weatherby, Bass Pro, and all those involved for taking part in honoring service members through the annual benefit and donations.

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From Weatherby:

In anticipation of this weekend’s Annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit & Auction, Weatherby is honored to donate specially engraved Chris Kyle Memorial firearms for the Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday, May 2. The contributed firearms include four PA-08 Upland 12 Ga. shotguns. In addition, a Weatherby Vanguard® Sporter in .257 WBY Mag. will be awarded to the High Point Veteran of the Sporting Clays Shoot.

“The Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit & Auction is a wonderful event that honors a true American Hero,” said Adam Weatherby, Chief Operating Officer of Weatherby. “We are honored to be given this opportunity and recognize Chris Kyle, his organization and tremendous service to our country.”

The Sporting Clays Shoot is presented by Bass Pro Shops® and will be held this Saturday, May 2nd, at the Alpine Shooting Range in Fort Worth, TX. All proceeds of the Chris Kyle Benefit & Auction go to our U.S. Veterans via the Guardian for Heroes Foundation, an organization established by Chris Kyle that provides free, in-home programs, personal training and life coaching to Veterans in need.

The 2nd Annual Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit & Auction (CKMBA) is being held May 1-3, 2015 in the Historic Ft. Worth Stockyards. The mission of the CKMBA is to continue the efforts of CPO Chris Kyle, U.S. Navy SEAL in helping fellow Veterans by keeping to his motto, “It is our duty to serve those who serve us.”



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Herr Wolf

    barf

    • Katie A

      Not okay. Please show some respect.

      • iHAL

        I know you’re the head cheerleader of the Chris Kyle fanclub but at best the man was a liar and at worst he was a liar and a murderer (for actions that took place on American soil). Nobody is perfect but to hold any serviceman or servicewoman to the level of superhero does anybody who wears the uniform a disservice, espescially with what he wrote in his memoir.

        • Katie A

          Actually you do not know. I do believe service members deserve respect.

          • iHAL

            I think service members deserve support. No former service member should find himself homeless due to physical and emotional scars picked up during their service. No former service member should get substandard medical care through a system they have been given access to because of their service. Superman doesn’t need help, people do. Treat them like people.

            As for Chris Kyle, the homicides on US soil he admitted to should be cause for you to suspect his integrity. He may have been lying but that too is nothing to hold up in hero worship.

            This topic absolutely borders on political due to the primary right wing aspect of his hero worship. The firearm blog. Firearms not politics.

          • Don

            No way, the article is about firearms and assisting vets. It’s people’s own comments and opinions that turn threads into political banter.

          • iHAL

            I was specifically referring to the author’s track record and presence in the comments with the Republican “all servicemembers are heros” line.

          • TDog

            Respect is earned and as is scorn and narcissistic liars certainly earn themselves a bit of disdain.

  • Vitsaus

    They couldn’t find a guy that lost both his legs to an IED on his 3rd tour or something? Geeze talk about jumping on a bandwagon.

  • TDog

    For when you absolutely, positively have to make up stories about shooting looters in New Orleans…

  • Enough

    For when you absolutely, positively have to make up stories about shooting 2 carjackers in Texas. Only to be let go after giving the police the proverbial get out of jail free card / driver’s license with a special Pentagon number to call.

  • John Yossarian

    “American Liar” – Starring Chris Kyle. With special appearances by Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman. Coming soon to a Propaganda-Plex near you.

    “Take that in the jaw, Scruff Face!” – Kyle

    • sauerquint

      Jessica Lynch and Pat Tilman? Wtf you are a special kind of…

    • Katie A

      Not on my posts. Respect for the military here is both appreciated and earned by our service members.

  • I want the rifle he used at the superdome!

    • Swarf

      So… a ghost gun?

  • AK™

    Why not 300 Win Mag or 338 Lapua Mag?

  • Swarf

    Aaaand this is the weirdest thread I’ve read in a while.

    • iksnilol

      Eh, grab some popcorn and try to make the best out of it.

  • iksnilol

    I always found the hero worship concept weird. I mean, as far as I understand American society you are fault free as long as you are a veteran. “You can’t mention the bad stuff s/he did, they served in the military!”.

    • Swarf

      “I mean. I mean! I mean I’m sitting here on the bench. I’m sitting here on the Group W bench because you want to know if I’m moral enough to join the Army and burn women, kids, houses and villages after being a litterbug.”

      No one gets it, man.

      • iksnilol

        Ah crap, that’s a reference I don’t get, isn’t it?

        • Swarf

          It’s from Arlo Guthrie’s album Alice’s Restaurant.

          He was talking about Vietnam, but it still resonates.

          • iksnilol

            Thanks, will have to check that out.

    • Grindstone50k

      Seriously, I’ve gotten out of more than a share of speeding tickets just by “accidentally” handing over my CAC instead of license.

      • iksnilol

        That’s wrong on so many levels… Or at least on a few levels.

  • Nicks87

    So 2% goes to the veterans and the rest goes into his widow’s bank account?

  • Chris Kyle was a sheepdog without a flock. I admire his skill but wish he fought for a better cause.

  • Chris Kyle was a sheepdog without a flock. I have to ask…how many Manhattan banker’s sons enlisted on 9/12?

  • Core

    The stories reported by questionable sources that allegedly occured.. Those of you who are quick to judge Kyle due to unfounded allegations come across as consipracy theorist neurotics. You also come across as angry cowards who are bitter that they never made the cut?.. The truth is Kyle is an American hero, simply for serving his country, by trying to make something of his service, and by helping other veterans heal from the trauma. Whether he truly said the alleged stories, who knows? Like anything in life, you shouldn’t believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see. The story of Ventura, could have been a case of misidentification, for every star in Hollyweird there’s twenty lookalikes. Why Ventura was emotionally compelled to sue for slander, and desist from attending graduation cerimonies strikes me as actions of a man with hurt pride not a man resolute in his innocence, but who knows. For right now, I say stop spreading alleged propaganda, and let the man rest in peace, he deserves that for what he gave this county. If you still feel compelled to seek the truth make sure you get some factual evidence to bring to the table, other than well, stories from questionable sources.. And for those of you who are claiming he was a murder or coward because he killed from a distance are ignorant cowards. If the Katrina story were true, which is highly unlikely, the owners of private property have the right to protect their property wth the use of deadly force against those who threaten to destroy it. This is law in most states. You really should take your meds and find a commie forum to troll, because you sound like a bunch of jihadi propagandists.

    • Nicks87

      “unfounded allegations” ? Gimme a break, the guy was a BS artist that could shoot well. I know plenty of people who could do what Chris Kyle did given the same opportunities/circumstances. They wouldnt write a book about it either because killing people is not a stat you keep track of like in a sporting event or video game. It’s something you do out of necessity, and your not proud of it, and you certainly dont try to profit off of it.

  • Grindstone50k

    What’s the breakdown of the proceeds?