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    Shocking & true story: "Hunting" nude women

    'Hunts' of nude women draw fire

    Las Vegas firm charges
    men up to $10,000 to stalk 'prey' with paintball guns
    July 16 -- The National Organization for Women has labeled the hunts "sick and barbaric." MSNBC's Chris Jansing reports.


    By Mike Brunker
    MSNBC
    July 16 - A paintball manufacturer and advocates for women are expressing outrage that a Las Vegas company claims to be charging men up to $10,000 to use the non-lethal but dangerous weapons to shoot naked women racing through the sagebrush. But a creator of the "Hunting for Bambi" game on Wednesday defended the enterprise as good, clean fun for "guys who thought they had done everything."


    WORD OF THE company's activities first surfaced last week, when a Las Vegas television station aired a report featuring footage from what it identified as one of the hunts and interviewed both a hunter and his prey, who admitted that she cried after being hit in the posterior by one of the paint-loaded pellets.
    The KLAS-TV report attracted little attention until Tuesday, when paintball equipment manufacturer Brass Eagle Inc. issued a press release denouncing the concept and calling on local officials to investigate whether the hunts endanger the women's health and welfare.
    "We condemn this irresponsible activity and do not endorse or condone the use of paintball products for such activities," said Lynn Scott, president of the Bentonville, Ark., firm.
    Questions were being raised about the veracity of the company's claims. Snopes.com, which researches so-called urban legends, noted that the huntingforbambi.com Web site lacks proper contact information and stated that some readers who sent e-mail expressing interest in booking a hunt received no reply to their inquiries.
    But David Krekelberg, who responded to an e-mail inquiry from MSNBC.com early Wednesday and said he was a spokesman for the company, insisted the enterprise is real.
    He also said that he and the company's "master hunter," Michael Burdick, have taken steps to address safety concerns.

    NO SHOOTING ABOVE THE WAIST


    "At first we just told our hunters 'Don't shoot them in the head,'" he said. "Now the hunters are prohibited from raising the gun barrel above the waist level and if he does, it's game over and there are no refunds."
    Krekelberg also said that the guns were modified to reduce the velocity of the paint-pellet guns, which can have a muzzle velocity of up to 200 mph, and that the women are now given the option of wearing goggles and helmets in addition to shoes.
    Krekelberg said the year-old company, which originally was formed to market a hunting spoof videotape, has so far conducted about 20 of the "hunts," most of them in the desert outside Las Vegas.
    "It's basically like a game show," he said. "There's a whistle, and maybe 20 minutes to an hour later, we have a girl with a big red welt on her butt, or maybe none."
    In addition to the thrill of the chase and the "kill," the hunter gets a videotape of the hunt captured by a three-camera team, he said.
    Krekelberg said the women - most of whom are showgirls - are paid inversely to the pain they experience - $1,000 if they get shot and $2,500 if they don't - to give them added incentive to elude their armed pursuers.
    But the deck is clearly stacked in favor of the hunter - only two of the 20 or so have gone home without hitting a target, Krekelberg said. "They weren't unhappy," he said. "They still had a great time and met some beautiful women."
    The KLAS piece on the hunts that aired last week included criticism from clinical psychologist Marv Glovinsky, who told the station that the game could be dangerous for men who can not distinguish fantasy from reality and could lead them to act out violence against women.
    "If you're blurring reality and fantasy and you can't make the distinction, and your emotions overpower your intellect or your higher mental function, you're going to get into trouble," he told the station. "And if you have control problems to boot, that's really going to cause problems."

    'JUST FUN GUYS'


    Krekelberg said the company goes to great lengths to ensure that participants don't have psychological problems by subjecting them to lengthy interviews.
    "These are just fun guys who thought they had done everything, ridden everything and hunted everything," he said of the company's customers. "They come to Vegas to play golf and hang out in the nightclubs and suddenly they find out there is this other option out there."
    Krekelberg said that the TV piece also unleashed a torrent of criticism that he and his colleagues are degrading women, a charge he vigorously denied despite the inclusion on the company's Web site of photos of nude women "mounted" on walls much as a deer would be after being killed.
    "The women who think this is abusive and degrading need to put their attention where it should be, and I think that's Afghanistan," said Krekelberg. "We love our girls. Why do you think we pay them so much? There are desperate people in this town who could be taken advantage of. We choose not to do that."

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    I bet it improved their aim.

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    MK - I rarely open topics that you post in the Life Forum. I half expected "'Hunts' of nude women" to be some kind of political metaphor. So, ironically, I must say I found this topic to be .... mmmmmmmm .... a relief. LOL.

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    jay leno said they must have too many prostitutes, and were taking care of the problem

    Philippians 4:4-7

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    We've been talking about this on the radio, it makes me sick! It shows just how low we've sunk as a society. How sick guys must be to even want to do something this sicko! Never mind actually doing it! Also how sick these women must be to even participate. They say they are doing it willingly, yeah ok, just like the the addicted hooker on the street turns tricks for her pimp, so she can get her next fix, "Oh but I like what I'm doing, it's fun" What a joke!

    Yup there's alot of pretty sick guys out there, it really turns my stomach at the things the male species do, they are probably getting off while there doing too...sick..just plane sick,,, The rate things are stooping, I wouldn't doubt it will be real guns soon, money can buy anything no matter how sick. Hell, lets bring back snuff movies using these girls!

    And I'm an extremely open-minded person, but this really crosses the moral boundries, if I've ever seen it! As a matter of fact, I can't believe your guys comments. I don't think I've ever been this choked here before, I would have expected more from you guys!!!


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    Right on the money Monkeygirl, It's sick and it's stupid, what great parents these people must be. Look around everybody your watching the American family become extinct,how exciting it is
    Jimmy Mack

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    sick men? sick women?...... For once we have a matched pair that is not hurting any inocent people. Let them be.


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    Monkeygirl, I agree. Saying that the women are willing participants is the same as saying that a drug addicted woman prostitutes herself because she likes the sex. If these women enjoyed being hit by paintballs (which is very painful) so much then why are they being paid, seems to me they'd do it for free. People aren't usually paid to engage in recreational activities that they enjoy. The men don't seem to need an incentive.

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    Despite being a big fan of strip joints & porn, I find this beyond disgusting. Never before have I seen such a direct & commercial exploitation of the urge to commit violence against women. I cannot imagine what the rednecks who engage in this activity must have in their minds.... and what they do after participating in such "sport".

    Jeff: sorry to hear you usually don't read my posts in life section. I would hope reading different viewpoints could expand one's horizons a bit more than just watching Fox news and listening to Rush Limbaugh.

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    Hi MK. I think I actually get enough left-wing propoganda by simply being awake. It seems to filter in from everywhere. I'm sure you feel the same way about right-wing propoganda. I think we both have that same five minute tolerance level.

    The other good thing about not opening certain topics is that I can't get sucked into them. It probably saves me countless hours of debating endless numbers of political topics. Just got too many other things to do.

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