Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron
An Iraq War veteran reportedly suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome has been arraigned in Texas on charges of murdering former Navy Weal sniper Chris Kyle and another man at a shooting range.
Vietnam veteran, Alderman Jim Balcer, is upset about it. Balcer salutes Kyle for trying to help soldiers with PTSD, but he can't understand why a shooting range was part of the therapy, "Chris is to be commended and remembered for all of this, but I just question the wisdom. If you know someone with PTSD, you should go immediately to the VA and ask for help, ask for counseling. I don't believe training someone with a weapon was the right way to go. Putting a weapon back in his hand as some sort of therapy, I question the wisdom of that."
Balcer says if a person is unstable, he or she should not be around weapons.
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