‘American Sniper’ Widow at a Loss for Words After Chris Kyle’s Sniper Rifle is Auctioned Off (+video)

Photo Credit: The Blaze[American Sniper widow Taya Kyle] attended [the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada] to help raffle off some of her husband and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s personal things. Included in the memorabilia was a rifle that Kyle used while serving overseas.

The rifle was raffled off by Americansnipers.org, a non-profit organization that acts as a support network to “to address the operational equipment needs of American military snipers deployed abroad in the war on terror.”

After the rifle is sold off, the guy leading the raffle at the American Snipers booth tells everyone that they managed to sell 6,267 tickets at $10.00 per ticket. Making the sum of tickets sold to a little over $62,000.00, he then tells Taya that every dime of it is hers.

Taya, who doesn’t know how to express her gratitude, then tells everyone watching:

Now I don’t have words, 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 that we all want him here.

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‘American Sniper’ Becoming the Top Grossing War Film of All Time

By Pamela McClintock, Ryan Gajewski. American Sniper has set its sights on another record: Within a matter of days, it will overtake Steven Spielberg’s WWII classic Saving Private Ryan to become the top-grossing war-themed film of all time in North America, not accounting for inflation.

Clint Eastwood’s history-making movie jumped the $200 million mark on Sunday, putting it ahead of Michael Bay’s Pearl Harbor, another WWII title, which topped out at $198.5 million domestically in 2001. American Sniper is distinct from those two film in being set during a modern-day conflict. . .

In celebrating Sniper’s $200 million milestone, Warners domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman said that Eastwood “created a gripping drama with a rare insight into the toll of war that has resonated with audiences in almost every demographic.” (Read more from this story HERE)

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