GUN We have to ban .50's for the whales

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Whale Shot Off Washington Coast

    2 hours ago

    NEAH BAY, Wash. (AP) — An injured California gray whale was swimming out to sea Saturday after being shot with a machine gun off the western tip of Washington state, officials said.

    Coast Guard Petty Officer Kelly Parker said five people believed to be members of the Makah Tribe shot and harpooned the whale Saturday morning. The extent of the whale's injuries were not immediately known.

    Tribe members were being held by the Coast Guard but had not been charged, said Mark Oswell, a spokesman for the law enforcement arm of the National Marine Fisheries Service.

    A preliminary report said the whale was shot with a .50-caliber machine gun, Oswell said.

    Coast Guard officials created a 1,000-yard safety zone around the injured whale, which was shot about a mile east of Neah Bay in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The whale had begun heading to sea Saturday afternoon, Oswell said.

    Although the tribe has subsistence fishing rights to kill whales, Oswell said preliminary information indicates the whale may have been shot illegally.

    "We allow native hunts for cultural purposes. However, this does not appear to be of that nature so far," he said.

    The Makah Tribe has more than 1,000 members and is based in Neah Bay.

    A call to tribal officials was not immediately returned on Saturday. Tribal Chairman Ben Johnson told The Seattle Times that the tribe has been seeking an exemption from the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act so that it could take up to five gray whales per year. However, Johnson said the tribe had not yet secured that exemption for a new hunt.

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    So what would be the proper round for whale hunting?
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I meant the proper .50 load :o I guess API's would do the job.
     
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  4. vettefan52

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    fuck that shit, glock fo-tay would take care of them
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    yummy?
     
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    story behind this?
     
  9. MTech

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    Whale hunting.. :hsugh:
     
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    Yeah but no one is professional enough :noes:
     
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    :bowdown:
     
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    what the holy hell is that? ^ the barrel looks a bit bent :o
     
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    That is called "mockery."

    :mamoru:
     
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    Emfuser Nuclear Moderator Super Moderator

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    The local big outdoor shop had an Armalite 50 cal sitting out on the counter with a $2500 price tag.

    You could see the looks of :eek5: on many a face as people walked by.
     
  17. vettefan52

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    thats not a bad price for a dealer... the shops here sell em for 3000+ doesnt matter what kind.
     
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