Newly surfaced video shows the head of the National Rifle Association struggling to kill a now-endangered African bush elephant from just feet away.
Wayne LaPierre appeared to have trouble with basic marksmanship when he blasted the savannah elephant from feet away on a 2013 hunting trip to Botswana, according to a clip published by The New Yorker and The Trace on Tuesday.
In the footage, LaPierre fires once and asks the guide, “Did we get him?”
The guide is seen pointing out where he should aim his shots to kill the animal, which is wounded and lying on its side.
LaPierre fires two more shots at close range, prompting the guide to remark, “I’m not sure where you’re shooting.”
The guide then points out a target near the elephant’s ear, but LaPierre fires and misses, footage shows.
A director at the Center for Biological Diversity called Wayne LaPierre’s “brutal, clumsy slaughter” of the elephant “sickening.”Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images