Before she ever opened her mouth to speak to those gathered at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum in Houston, Texas, Tayla Kyle, wife of the slain Chris Kyle, received what would be the longest standing ovation of the day. Widowed before the age of 40, Kyle continues to stand firmly on the Second Amendment.
“I challenge anyone to tell me there isn’t evil in this world…From the days of Cain and Abel, we know all too well there will always be evil. But that evil shouldn’t take away our freedoms. In fact, the only way to defeat evil is by taking advantage of our freedoms….
“First, promise me that you won’t think of Chris solely as a hero. He wouldn’t want that. Instead, I ask you to see him the way he would’ve wanted you to see him. As just an everyday boy who did his best at what he loved, growing into an everyday man, loving his God, loving his country…and loving his family…”