NBC Show Features NRA Lobbyist Shooting Elephant In Face And Then Celebrating The Kill

Given the story today about the poaching of elephants, this video on Reddit caught my eye. It part of a show called Under Wild Skies What is this shit? For some reason, NBC Sports Network has been airing an NRA-sponsored hunting show called Under Wild Skies, which apparently airs on NBC. This video shows a lobbyist named Tony Makris shooting an elephant in the face. I am surprised to see NBC airing the scene. It shows that, while one cannot swear on television or show certain types of intimate scenes, you can still shoot a elephant in the face. [WARNING The video contains graphic and disturbing images]

I am also confused why this is so impressive. The elephant is standing there and you shoot it at close quarters in the face with a powerful weapon. The elephant however does not die after two shots but lingers in pain before it is finally put down. The episode ends with celebration with what appears to be champagne.

The program identifies Makris as a lobbyist. Some stories identify him as an NRA lobbyist. Other stories describe the show as “sponsored by the NRA.

The episode is filmed in the Botswana wilderness where he is led to around 20 feet from an elephant. While the number of elephants continue to fall in the country, a ban on trophy hunting will not kick in until 2014. That leaves people like Makris rushing to kill elephants while they still can.

118 thoughts on “NBC Show Features NRA Lobbyist Shooting Elephant In Face And Then Celebrating The Kill

  1. TY Bob, I see it now.

    Y’now Bob, if professor Turley was any kind of host he’d provide me with a cute young gal to rub my leg to keep me inspired & edit my post, but since that isn’t the case all I’m left with is a stray Tom cat that wondered up about a year ago & he’s out laying by the pool right now drinking bee so no help there.
    🙂

  2. Ok, it’s been a while & apparent Tonto & the lone ranger of wordpress are off tonight so I’ll piece meal it & string the post together.

    If the gun grabbers were really interested in stop most of the violence & crime they’d focus on where most all the crime & violence are coming from, the US Gov’t, sub groups within the CIA & other agencies & the gangster Banks & Insurance creeps of Wallst.

    They are current flanked from every direction & the only discussions left is the terms of their surrender of these traitors to the US of A.

    This link below is further collaborating evidence of their criminal operations/war crimes & crimes against humanity:

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/breaking-whistleblower-reveals-u-s-state-dept-ships-arms-directly-to-al-qaeda.html

  3. 1 of 3:

    Breaking: Whistleblower Reveals U.S. State Dept. Ships Arms Directly to al-Qaeda

    The murder of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi was an organized hit to cover up direct arm deals

    Kit Daniels
    Prison Planet
    September 25, 2013

    A former CIA gun runner revealed that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to cover up the U.S. State Department’s direct arm shipments to al-Qaeda.

    Discussion on Benghazi attack starts around the 37:00 mark.

    William Robert “Tosh” Plumlee started his career as a CIA contract pilot in the late 1950s, delivering guns and ammunition on behalf of the agency to Fidel Castro.

    Plumlee confirmed that such arm deals are still common today, with the State Dept. shipping arms to al-Qaeda via the CIA.

    During an interview with Alex Jones, Plumlee pointed out that Pat Smith, the mother of an information management officer also killed during the Benghazi attack, received little information from the Obama administration about her son’s murder.

    “I began to wonder ‘why won’t they tell her anything?’” He asked. “Then a contact of mine in the Middle East, a high-ranking NATO official, mentioned to me that he had reports that the ambassador [J. Christopher Stevens] had been complaining about the dispatches and cables that he had got from the State Department about the weapons being received and [Islamic] radicals armed, including Stinger missiles.”

    According to Plumlee, Steven was ordered to stand down after he asked the State Department what he should do about the American arm shipments to al-Qaeda.

    “The ambassador and his people had written a series of field reports and cable dispatches advising our State Department that the rebel factions had been armed with U.S. weapons,” he said. “Now my contention is this: if that is the case, why is that classified as a national security matter?”

  4. Yep, wordpress hates it, it just again eat the 1st one of 3.

    I’ll attempt the 2nd of 3..

    2 of 3:

    **Plumlee mentioned that Steven’s field notes have not been released by the State Department.

    These revelations suggest that after Stevens told the State Dept. that he did not want al-Qaeda receiving heat seeking missiles, he was killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi which was designed to take out witnesses to the arms transfer and to suppress Stevens’s reports.

    The Obama administration then blamed the attack entirely on Islamic protestors enraged by the film Innocence of Muslims while refusing to answer why U.S. special forces were ordered not to aid Stevens and others during the assault.

    The missiles in question, as well as the other weapons given to al-Qaeda, were transported to Libya by C-130s under the Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) program, which operates within the State Department.

    As explained by New York Times best-selling author and former journalist Jim Marrs, the DCS program oversees the shipment of U.S. weapons and training to countries around the world.

    Through its own internal investigations, the State Dept. admitted that firearms supplied by the DCS have ended up in the hands of foreign enemies.

    Tying it all together, Plumlee stated that the weapons given to al-Qaeda were “U.S. made weapons that came from the DCS program, illegally transported by C-130s” into countries such as Turkey and Jordan and were “dispatched from CIA safe houses to the Syrian rebels.” **

  5. Ok, let’s try 3 of 3:

    **As we have documented in the past, the Syrian rebels are predominantly al-Qaeda fighters who want to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad in order to install an Islamic state in Syria.

    If al-Qaeda controls Syria, other nations could easily take advantage of the ensuring chaos and Syria’s reduced sovereignty by extracting trillions of dollars in oil revenue from the country.

    The Syrian rebels led by the Jabhat al-Nusra Front, the direct offshoot of al-Qaeda in Iraq, were described as the “most effective fighting force in Syria” after filling the void left by the secular Free Syrian Army.

    Suffering from severe shortages in weapons and supplies, the Free Syrian Army began losing soldiers to the better armed and equipped al-Nusra Front.

    Now it is known why the al-Nusra Front, and al-Qaeda worldwide, never seem to lack arms: they are receiving weapon shipments directly from the State Dept.

    Related posts:

    State Dept. turns over Benghazi documents
    Confirmed: Benghazi was Cover-up of Arms Transfer to al-Qaeda
    Al Qaeda weapons expert: U.S. ambassador to Libya killed by lethal injection
    Justice Dept: Al-Qaeda Runs A Chemical Weapons Program
    State Dept. Email to White House at 6:07 PM on 9/11/12: ‘Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack’ **

  6. Ok, I’m back, let’s see what wordpresss didn’t like about 1 of 3, I’ll take the header out 1st:

    edited 1 of 3:

    Wait, I think I see the offend language…:

    **Breaking: Whistleblower Reveals U.S. State Dept. Ships Arms Directly to al-Qaeda

    The murder of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi was an organized hit to cover up direct arm deals

    Kit Daniels
    Prison Planet
    September 25, 2013

    A former CIA gun runner revealed that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in order to cover up the U.S. State Department’s direct arm shipments to al-Qaeda.

    Discussion on Benghazi attack starts around the 37:00 mark.

    William Robert “Tosh” Plumlee started his career as a CIA contract pilot in the late 1950s, delivering guns and ammunition on behalf of the agency to Fidel Castro.

    Plumlee confirmed that such arm deals are still common today, with the State Dept. shipping arms to al-Qaeda via the CIA.

    During an interview with Alex Jones, Plumlee pointed out that Pat Smith, the mother of an information management officer also killed during the Benghazi attack, received little information from the Obama administration about her son’s murder.

    “I began to wonder ‘why won’t they tell her anything?’” He asked. “Then a contact of mine in the Middle East, a high-ranking NATO official, mentioned to me that he had reports that the ambassador [J. Christopher Stevens] had been complaining about the dispatches and cables that he had got from the State Department about the weapons being received and [Islamic] radicals armed, including Stinger missiles.”

    According to Plumlee, Steven was ordered to stand down after he asked the State Department what he should do about the American arm shipments to al-Qaeda.

    “The ambassador and his people had written a series of field reports and cable dispatches advising our State Department that the rebel factions had been armed with U.S. weapons,” he said. “Now my contention is this: if that is the case, why is that classified as a ************ Gee n..
    …ational s….ecurity matter?”
    **

  7. LOL:)

    It choked again, Wow, these azzhole Traitors are working it.

    The reason I think it’s so funny is when I 1st posted the whole peice, all together, it was also 1st saved to a working file not online.

    So when wordpress killed it online it also deleted it from my offline file.

    But I had parts of it saved in another offline file so it didn’t get it all.

    Interesting to me & maybe you is this isn’t the 1st incident here or elsewhere.

    I suggest you mark your spots & save often & everywhere.

    Ya, the traitors are probable just paranoid as they know what they’ve done & been doing & the legal penalties for their actions.

  8. Ya you aholes, I see you woke up so are you also going to repair those damaged offline files & what about those other PCs from a few years ago, are you going to replace them to?

    IE: Sen. Oran Hatch…

    I hope you baztards have locks on all those back door holes from your Chinese made chips in your machines.

    I’m not your threat, I have Zero plans of Anything the least bit violent or criminal.

    It’s you, you’re your own worst enemy.

    Azz hats, cease & desist in your criminal actions, turn yourselves at your leisure while you’ve the time.

  9. Darren Smith, Gene H,
    🙂

    I;m not trying to scare you guys or the general public, but, just imagine, you’re on a plane flying cross country/around the world. And I’m the IT person that has control of the software that keeps your azzes in the air.

    I make more typos then rafflaws makes farts/ Ya rafflaw, that was a illegal cheap shot, so sue me 🙂 I’m joking raf, I’ll attempt to behave myself I swear.

    Anyway, let’s imagine I’m your IT person that can’t type without typos & I can’t get a hold of those baztards at the India help desk Again.

    Ya, scary as hell, you’d hope there was no truth in what I’m typing.

    How about a slow drive cross country in a pre computer car next guys? 🙂

  10. Rafflaw,

    I hope you see this.

    It is very late for me to be posting, I shouldn’t yet I feel I must.

    Look, the other evening you posted a comment that you couldn’t view the video of an elephant being needlessly headquartered.

    It set me off.

    I fully understand & apologize for my out burst.

    The reason for my out burst was during the day before your post I opened a link & there was a puppy, like one I know shot in the head , a dad, 7or 8 kids, 3 in the pickup at the time,, killed locally it’s seems over nothing more then a traffic violation, a distance business associate killed by what I heard from a friend was medical malpractice & least 5 or 10 like items. The same day!

    I can’t & no one can view bloody, tragic car wreaks day after day after day without going bat sheeete crazy.

    We Know This!!! No One should be pressed passed the limit!!!

    Look at the stats on the police, vets, emt, etc…

    Please, no 4 tours in Nam down on 36 N & Peoria, aka lil V’nam & the projects, thank you No.

    Anyway, nothing against you, I was out of control, for that I apologize for.

    Look we need to pull others out from those views & remember to do the same for ourselves.

    I’m attempting to ban myself from that crap right.

    G luck yourself.

  11. It would have been funny if a second elephant had become enraged and stomped him to death. As for the shot, it was a through-and-through. The bullet (hopefully) entered a second elephant, the republican party and killed some of its support.

    Meanwhile, elsewhere on the internet, the republiclowns are getting pissy because a comedian jokingly tweeted after the navy yard shooting, “There’s one place I wouldn’t mind seeing a mass shooting, and that’s at the offices of the NRA.” Compared to the open calls for violence that the teabaggers are calling for, that’s innocuous. The stabbing murder of a rapper in Greece and Breivik in Norway are exactly what the teabaggers want to happen in the US.

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