Eddie Ray Routh, the troubled veteran who killed "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield, has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. Did he "know the difference between right and wrong," all that Texas requires to find a man sane? Beats me.
One way or the other, though, there was craziness involved. It is thoroughly crazy to put a gun into the hands of someone who has shown clear signs of serious mental illness and then blame him for shooting somebody. What asshole from the VA decided Routh would profit from a little gun range therapy? Maybe that's the guy who should be on trial. No, forget that. After all, it's Texas.
While in the car with Routh, Kyle texted to Littlefield, "This guy is totally nuts." Was Kyle thinking the gun range visit might not have been such a good idea? We'll never know.