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American Hunter

A CEO has to apologise for pissing off the hunting lobby.

You must have been in a deep, Rip Van Winkle-esque sleep if you haven’t heard the news—several photographs taken while Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. were on African safari two years ago have started a media frenzy, highlighting the depth of divide between hunters and non-hunters.

After viewing the photos, Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World—an RV and camping supply company and former advertiser of Donald Trump’s popular television show “Celebrity Apprentice”—went on record to say he was “disgusted” by the photographs. Other reports claimed the company would be pulling its sponsorship from the show.

Enter responsible hunters everywhere, expressing their outrage that a company that claims to “celebrate and honor all traditions of the outdoors” suddenly appeared to be anti-hunting.

On March 21, after consulting with representatives of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) as well as Ted Nugent, Lemonis, a non-hunter, reached out via a web press conference with members of the outdoor media to rectify his statements.
“I am deeply, deeply apologetic for any offensive behavior anyone believes I took part in,” said Lemonis. “My reaction came from a lack of education, from a lack of understanding and in no way was directed toward anyone in the hunting community … I am 100 percent in favor of legal hunting and fishing.”

 


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  • TM

    The Trumps probably weren’t even hunting, just shooting and drinking.

    From the linked article:
    “The guides do all the work,” Froelich said. “They track the animals which are not that hard to find. It’s kind of like finding a rat in New York. Then the ‘hunters’ get out of their jeep, which comes with a fully stocked bar, and get to cut off an elephant’s tail before having another gin and tonic. Its called a ‘Sun Down,’ after the sun goes down you have a drink and admire what you have killed.”

  • Kosh103

    How is this a good thing?

    A man expressed his views on hunting and then under pressure had to say sorry for what he belives.

    Typical bully tactics used by those with guns.

    And before I get the usual ranting about me being all liberal, anti gun anti US blah blah blah – I am saying that it is wrong for pro hunters/gun people to put pressure on those who have differnt views than them. It is ok to be on the other side of the hunting and gun lobbies, or to have a differnt view on some aspects of gun ownership.

    Gun people need to stop being so damm touchy and allow others to have thier views.

    • Grumpy

      ….substitute “gay” for “guns”, then look at all your ridiculous comments over the past week.

      “Gun (gay) people need to stop being so damm touchy and allow others to have thier views. ”

      Hypocrite – much?

      • Kosh103

        Not at all. Not one little bit.

        I am not looking to deny hunters the ability to go hunt. Unlike people like you who are happy to deny people rights based on sexuality.

        Dont even bother trying this silly little game, you have lost already.

        Go derail some other thread.

      • Grumpy

        Like…….without labeling everyone as homophobic fucktards, I am sure there is an equivalent term of endearment the left use for hunters…….

        Like I said, hypocrites………

      • Kosh103

        But you are a homophobic fucktard Grumpy.

    • Mr_Blobby

      What about he typical bullying of the anti Gun and Hunting lobby. You need to get a life and live it and let others live their lives. With Grump on this one.

      • Kosh103

        What bullying? I do not see the anti gun lobby going to the town where a child was killed by a gun and on the same day as her funeral holding a “Ra Ra Gus are great, dont touch my gun” rally.

  • “..responsible hunters..”

    an interesting concept/sanitising-exercise….

    (kinda like saying ‘meat’ instead of ‘flesh’…’would you like some flesh and fat with that..?’..dosen’t sound quite as appetising..even to the keenest of carnivore..)

    ..would ‘caring animal-killers’ work as well..?

    ..and how do we recognise them..?

    ..is the trump boys having a designated/sober driver of their portable bar as..in a drunken stupor they slaughter the creatures hunted/pointed out for them by trackers..?

    …is this an example..?

    ..of that mythical-beast known as the ‘responsible hunters’…?

    ..how does that work..?..

    ..what are the parameters/guidelines..?

    ..(and before you ask..yes i have hunted/fished/slaughtered animals…

    ..it is amongst the pastimes i shelved..as not being very good for anyone/creature involved..)

    [email protected]

    • Grumpy

      “..(and before you ask..yes i have hunted/fished/slaughtered animals…
      ..it is amongst the pastimes i shelved..as not being very good for anyone/creature involved..)”

      …along with armed robbery?????

    • Mr_Blobby

      Still with Grumpy on this and pleased that Whore has denounced Armed Robbery. The answer is obvious in one foul sweep kill every animal, with 2+ legs, that is capable of breeding, and then there will be no reason to fear being run over by out of control wild animals.

    • Ronnie Chow

         Are you sure you’re not God , Ure . Not even just a little bit , perchance?

  • Mr_Blobby

    It is very hard for Americans to get it right. Given that they drive on the wrong side of the road for a start this must also affect the thinking process.

    • Ronnie Chow

        Along with putting the month before the day and incessantly talking about themselves .

  • guest

    Obviously the gun lobby is growing larger by the day in the US, Ruger are not taking new orders as they cant keep up with demand, and some are running out of ammo. maybe worried that Barack is going to get back in.

    • Kosh103

      Naa they are all pack of nutters. Thats why. ;0)

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