Bryant Gumbel was interviewed by Rolling Stone and had this to say:
A story you personally took on last season, about the “Eat What You Kill” movement, would you have done that five, ten years ago?
There are a few things I hate more than the NRA. I mean truly. I think they’re pigs. I think they don’t care about human life. I think they are a curse upon the American landscape. So we got that on the record. That said, I’m willing to separate that this story had nothing to do with that. It’s not a gun story. So I would like to think that I would have done it, but I don’t know. Obviously, that was my first experience around killing and guns and hunting.
What a surprise. Bryant Gumbel hates the NRA but had no experience with guns or hunting prior to his “Eat What You Kill” segment. Hate is a rather strong emotion, and he’s obviously entrenched in his opinion, judging by the rhetoric used… yet he knew nothing about the subject, or the reasoning behind the NRA’s motives or reasoning.
Heck, why bring up the NRA at all?
I find it especially interesting that while filming the Eat What You Kill segment, a boar rushed out of concealing foliage, less than 10 feet away, and was only brought down through the quick reaction & skill of the hunter. They spent time discussing how aggressive the boars can be, and examining their tusks… yet Gumbel can’t seem to understand that this experience also translates into what you can experience on the street.