The Dallas sniper wasn't a martyr, as much as a former Miss Alabama would have us believe. He was an individual who was misled by personal conviction, which inspired him to commit an act of violence. This is behavior that should not be tolerated under the statement that he died some heroic death.
Yes, a warning or a citation of some sort would be appropriate in this case. I don't agree with jail time, but perhaps a small fine would help cement the point that one needs to be careful what one says regardless of our freedom of speech. Especially for someone in the limelight like a former Miss Alabama, diplomacy is important.
No action should be taken against Kalyn Chapman James in response to her statement about the Dallas sniper being a martyr. While her comments are offensive we are a nation of free speech, whether we like it or not. It's time to get thicker skin and let people make fools of themselves if that is what they choose.
No, further action should not be taken. We have a rule of free speech in the United States. People can say whatever they want as long as it does not wrongfully slander another person. Former Miss Alabama was simply stating her opinion and we cannot blame her for something like that.