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After controversial Ron Paul tweet, son Rand issues statement of condolence for slain SEAL sniper

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul issued a statement of condolence and admiration for slain SEAL sniper Chris Kyle late Monday.

“Chris Kyle was a hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country. Our prayers are with his family during this tragic time,” Paul said, in a statement to Breitbart News.

Kyle and a friend were shot to death Saturday at a Texas shooting range. A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD has been accused of the crime.

Sen. Paul’s reaction came after his father, Texas Republican Ron Paul, tweeted out a reaction earlier in the day that received wide criticism.

“Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense,” the former congressman wrote.

Under fire for the remark, Ron Paul elaborated on that tweet in a Facebook message late Monday:

“As a veteran, I certainly recognize that this weekend’s violence and killing of Chris Kyle were a tragic and sad event. My condolences and prayers go out to Mr. Kyle’s family. Unconstitutional and unnecessary wars have endless unintended consequences. A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies. -REP”

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