Shooting Elephants In the Face: Well-Done, Alot of Fun

Abby Zimet writes at Common Dreams:

Just when you thought you couldn’t hate the NRA any more comes this video from Under Wild Skies, an NRA-sponsored, so-called sports show being inexplicably aired by NBC, in which tough guy, Indiana Jones-wannabee and NRA lobbyist Tony Makris bravely goes forth into Botswana to massacre an elephant – an act about to be but not quite yet illegal – finally downing it on the third shot by shooting it in the face and then gleefully gloating, after the suffering animal charged him, that “somebody got a little cheeky there.” There are two well-deserved petitions to cancel the show.

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  • Conspiracy Carrot

    Hunt to feed your family: super. Hunt for sport: I hope you get cancer and die.

  • Charlie Primero

    Outstanding! The NRA’s success in disarming minorities is unparallelled. You gotta hand it to them. Top-notch work there.

    • Andrew

      Elephants are considered minorities?

      • Charlie Primero

        Poor Andrew. Always so naive, stumbling around the world asking innocent questions of passers-by, in a constant state of wonder and information seeking. What a refreshing lad.
        No my dear. The NRA’s job is to make minorities HATE guns, FEAR guns, and thus never own one. Associating guns with old white men shooting innocent elephants in the face works brilliantly.

        • Andrew

          Ah, Makris shot an elephant because he hates blacks and hispanics. I’ll probably never achieve enlightenment and see the Truth for myself, but at least I’m trying. May God have mercy on a wretch like me.

          • Charlie Primero

            Don’t say that! You’re good enough. You’re smart enough. And dangit Andrew, people like you. God will show how to properly employ irony when the time is right. For now, ask your Priest to spend some one-on-one time teaching you about sophistrication first. I have faith in you!

          • Andrew

            I suspect much of that reply was ironic. Am I right?

          • Alan Morse Davies

            Ha! You’re very funny Andrew (in a good way). Two people both arguing ironically is usually a subtle battle of who can believe what they say less, whilst subtly undermining the argument of their opponent.
            Unfortunately you nailed Charlie based on the basic premise of his post before the debate even became real.
            You followed the first rule of debating, undermine the premise of the opposing argument… joy!

            I have no issue with you Charlie, but on this occasion Andrew won.

  • Craig Bickford

    The NRA regularly gives away prize vacation packages where people can do just this type of thing. I know someone who won one of these to go shoot some kind of semi captive animals on some hunter range. It’s just about as retarded as anything can get IMO.

    • Rhoid Rager

      That’s a sad avatar you have.

  • Alan Morse Davies

    What year is this? Sorry, I nodded off. Is Teddy Roosevelt still the U.S. President?

    If so great! Killing species with a shotgun is definitely better than trying to kill them without, where some species have a very good chance of winning.

    Are you horny? All this killing makes me horny for the killer and I don’t know why, he seems so much more of a man now.

    It’s almost like the technology of killing doesn’t exist separately from the sense of self of the people that use it.

    Could that be possible?

    It’s one man vs elephant. Man wins! Yay! It’s a personal win!

    This is in no way like viagra.

    That man is superior to an elephant and by definition all things less difficult to kill than an elephant, which includes us, we’re much easier. Hurrah!

    This is 1908 right?

    I slept for a while, sorry.

    • Rhoid Rager

      Good fingering through the meme rolodex.

      • Alan Morse Davies

        A rolodex of memes implies that I’m just searching for the best match to a current meme in order to provide some form of irrelevant entertainment with no actual connection, like cats that look like Hitler.

        The point I was trying to make is about the idea of manliness and what that involves and how over 100 years later the idea still persists.

        Sorry if that seems random.

        • Rhoid Rager

          No apology necessary. My comment is not worth reading that deeply into, to be honest. You slapped the shit out of that video with your comment, is all I meant. And randomness is fucking great.

          • Alan Morse Davies

            OK great, while I was typing I thought I may well be over analysing the 6 words of your original reply!

  • Haystack

    This is what “responsible gun ownership” looks like to the NRA.

  • InfvoCuernos

    I blame all this elephant hate on the Romans.

  • Rhoid Rager

    He shoulda knee-capped the fucker first…taught him a lesson.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Yay! Let’s murder animals so emotionally well developed that they are capable of both grief and revenge! It’s fun for the whole family!

    • Monkey See Monkey Do

      Most animals that have had their emotions researched are capable of that. Its just that elephants express it in an eerily similar way to humans.

  • Sean

    Somebody should hunt this guy where HE lives.
    And if he complains, say to him, “stop being so cheeky.”
    Then, when he’s dead, rip out his front teeth.

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