Wayne LaPierre, NRA

From National Geographic today:

Safari gone wrong: For eight years, the NRA chief’s slaughter of an elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta was hidden. Now footage obtained by the New Yorker and The Trace shows what happened when guides tracked down an elephant for Wayne LaPierre. “After LaPierre’s first shot wounded the elephant, guides brought him a short distance from the animal, which was lying on its side, immobilized. Firing from point-blank range, LaPierre shot the animal three times in the wrong place,” Mike Spies writes. Another person in the party fired the shot to kill the suffering animal. His clumsiness with the gun, Spies says, undermines the image he’s cultivated as an exemplar of American gun culture.


Frankly, I was more disgusted by the description of his wife. She apparently killed an elephant on her own, cut the tail off and started swinging it over her head while whooping.

Sick f****rs all.


Very sick people


drummerboy said:

Frankly, I was more disgusted by the description of his wife. She apparently killed an elephant on her own, cut the tail off and started swinging it over her head while whooping.

Sick f****rs all.

 There is a photo of Uday and Qusay Trump, holding elephant tails from elephants that they killed. I guess the Ice Princess couldn't afford the trip.


Just imagine the lack of humanity you must have to do something like this.


I've always argued that hunting is often used to justify gun ownership. Even Dem politicians are quick to say they understand hunting. Congressman Tim Ryan, as presidential candidate proudly proclaimed that he takes his young son hunting. 

We have a culture that glorifies killing.

We sell entrance to "canned hunts", an opportunity to kill animals in enclosed spaces.

Still waiting for this species to evolve.


Such a very sad discussion, overall.  LOL


I'm OK with a reasonable amount of "real" (sportsmanlike) hunting, but what is described in this thread is just sick!


sac said:

I'm OK with a reasonable amount of "real" (sportsmanlike) hunting, but what is described in this thread is just sick!

 Hunting, the senseless killing of another creature, does not appear to have anything to do with a sport as I understand it. The animal bleeds and dies in front of the killer.

I can't even understand the phrase "a reasonable amount of "real (sportsmanlike) hunting". 

I can't imagine a person taking pleasure in watching an animal die.


Having started this thread, let me clarify:

I enjoy venison, but I have never had an opportunity to hunt.  I enjoy fresh fish, and do fish in both fresh & salt water.  However, what is described in the opening is not hunting - it is simply killing (and rather incompetently at that).  

I started this thread simply to illustrate how corrupt the leadership of the NRA is.  I am not against hunting or fishing for food - but describing either activity as a 'sport' is highly offensive.

 


Morganna said:

sac said:

I'm OK with a reasonable amount of "real" (sportsmanlike) hunting, but what is described in this thread is just sick!

 Hunting, the senseless killing of another creature, does not appear to have anything to do with a sport as I understand it. The animal bleeds and dies in front of the killer.

I can't even understand the phrase "a reasonable amount of "real (sportsmanlike) hunting". 

I can't imagine a person taking pleasure in watching an animal die.

 I can justify hunting when the catch is used for food. If a hunter shoots a deer for venison, the deer has led a normal, happy life until the time of its death. If the hunter instead buys beef from a supermarket, the meat comes from a cow that has suffered a lot more over the course of its life. 

On the other hand, big game hunting is inexcusable and I always enjoy reading articles about hunters that are killed by their prey.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39996592

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39658126


Yeah, hunting is a complicated issue considering the way we torture domesticated animals for meat.




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