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At the time of Chris -- tragic death in February of this year he was finishing up a book that defined his fashion.
American sniper a runaway best seller.
Tells the story of -- ten.
Unique American firearm shaped the history of this country cal.
Reveals how farms innovation creativity industrial genius pushed our history and power.
And here on behalf of Chris style and coauthor of American -- -- good to have you with us it's great to be here -- on behalf of Chris -- And I always love -- you guys never trust me to have a copy of the book we're gonna dueling copies of the -- it's a terrific book we recommended to you.
It is fascinating to me that you took this this idea 1010.
-- -- weapons if you prefer.
That are remarkable you talk about the long rifle the repeater the Spencer repeater.
The COLT 45 the peacemaker I mean the stuff that we grew up on his kids.
The Winchester rifle 173.
Than any for any number of these -- action.
Rifles are just terrific parts of American western history and history.
Tell us about the relationship between guns in America -- -- -- Chris Kyle thought that there was a an amazing series of stories to be told about how guns are shaped American history and they -- Whether your -- no matter where you are the political spectrum and this is a book not about politics but about great American history Chris thought it's important for us -- know.
For example Abraham Lincoln was a gun buff and -- technology geek Abraham Lincoln had a shooting range of his own behind the White House -- he would go back there.
And fire off rounds of targets to test new gun technologies in -- one day he was crouched down shooting.
And the police came by because there was a rule against that and in Washington at the time and they started hollering cursing out and they ran over grabbed the gun from.
And Abe Lincoln did witness described on -- himself higher higher and higher -- Presented himself and then they realized the police realized I got this all leave himself and ran away.
And and Lincoln said well they might -- stuck around to see the shooting so presidential gone buffs -- interest -- the involvement of president's and does Teddy Roosevelt helped create.
They -- the Springfield -- -- 1903 rifle that our troops are still using a version of -- -- the world today and John Kennedy was intimately involved in.
Designing the M sixteen which we use this as a constant connection isn't the -- the -- -- within sixteen -- supply out of the import team.
In the old -- one Iran.
Rifle a thirty out six service which magnificent part of our history and so many -- -- you know still considered you're on the finest weapons ever.
-- -- We'll think about -- the M one save the world.
Because my father and so many members of the greatest generation had -- gone by their side during content combat zones and more to that -- was better than the Japanese version.
Had more shots it was more accurate and it was better than the German standards shoulder rifle that counts.
Four of firm's history and accounts for saving American lives and I think it just think it completely -- technology.
And the moving our history Ford about we're putting food on the table.
Expanding the country.
You know we know about the crimes quite quite well but what people -- forgotten is the connection.
That guns -- to our military history and to our freedom and anyway.
Lewis I'm slowly removed we talk about guns that you know that won the west -- -- -- about the -- we're talking about the Spencer were talking about.
The the Winchester repeating arms.
Is it's it is and terrific idea brilliantly executed.
You got the other another big winner in your hands and I'm sure that Chris Kyle would be throw proposal.
I think about much good -- have you with us William -- the book is as I said.
American -- it's on sale now online -- bookstores everywhere normal Lou Dobbs dot com for links as well we'll get you to this book.
It's worth your time and the -- and the true.
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