NRA chief Wayne LaPierre doesn’t even meet an elephant

28 dead people, including 20 children. This was the horror record of the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the US small town of Newton in 2012. Wayne LaPierre (71) was immediately on the spot. The head of the US gun lobby NRA (National Rifle Association) told Americans, “The only thing that can stop an evil person with a gun is a good person with a gun.”

Less than a year later, LaPierre and his wife Susan traveled to the Okavango Delta in Botswana, where they had the goal of shooting African elephants, the largest land animals in the world. The trip was filmed by an NRA-sponsored TV crew, LaPierre wanted to go down well with hunters, who are among the biggest supporters of his club. The film was never released.