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Cincinnati Zoo's killing of gorilla to rescue 4-year-old boy sparks outrage

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,183 Senior Member
    http://www.grandviewoutdoors.com/big-game-hunting/alligators/jurassic-park-massive-gator-filmed-walking-florida-golf-course/?utm_source=newsletter_060116&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

    And, as a related incident, what do you toss in the golf club bag for this bad boy? Another reason why winters with snow are better:jester:
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Saw that on a local FLA TV station news. That's is a big gator. 9 iron wouldn't hep much.

    Another reason to close them stupid golf courses using up good land and make them rifle ranges instead :tooth: :guns: :guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,183 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Saw that on a local FLA TV station news. That's is a big gator. 9 iron wouldn't hep much.

    Another reason to close them stupid golf courses using up good land and make them rifle ranges instead :tooth: :guns: :guns:
    IIRC, in Pete Capsticks book "Death in the Long Grass", there was a chapter where he claimed a BIG crocodile pretty much lost most of the top of his head to a .460 Wthby and they left to go hunt and when they came back there was a scavenger bird in its mouth.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,573 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Makes my J-frame and my speedloaders of Hornady Critical Defense, Starfires, and Federal Hydra-Shok .38 +P's seem lacking, that being said, I would be out of ammo or the gorilla would be down once the kid got touched.

    I think a .38 Special would only exacerbate the gorilla's feeling of threat and cause it to harm the kid rather than removing that threat. A 400 pound gorilla needs something more than a .38 Special to remove the threat. Not enough gun, IMO, and intervention with an inadequate weapon could cause more harm than good.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 7,362 Senior Member
    12ga with some nasty slugs..... A lot of them.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,452 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    12ga with some nasty slugs..... A lot of them.


    How boring!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,040 Senior Member
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,452 Senior Member
    :rotflmao:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,183 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    I think a .38 Special would only exacerbate the gorilla's feeling of threat and cause it to harm the kid rather than removing that threat. A 400 pound gorilla needs something more than a .38 Special to remove the threat. Not enough gun, IMO, and intervention with an inadequate weapon could cause more harm than good.

    You are correct, but doing nothing and the child is being harmed is far worse in my world.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,946 Senior Member
    This thread started about the same time the discussion on different meat for BBQ did. Did the zoo have a BBQ fundraiser the next weekend?
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • MississippiBoyMississippiBoy Senior Member Posts: 819 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    My kid? I'd have been in that enclosure at slide lock and reloading before the first pansy screamed, "Somebody do something!"

    And likely were it someone else's kids too.

    Yep. I don't know if 15 or 30 rounds of .40 S&W would stop/kill/scare off a 400lb adult silverback gorilla......but we'd be finding out quick, fast, and in a hurry.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,040 Senior Member
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    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,040 Senior Member
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    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Heard a new group has formed called BALM............. Black Ape Lives Matter :jester: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,452 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
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    That's the funniest one I've seen on the www!!!

    :saved:
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I ain't sayin'. Just sayin'. :tooth:

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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,662 Senior Member
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    At least the gorilla getting snuffed at the zoo has caused the perverts in the ladies restroom story to die down, so there's that.
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