The White House has released a photograph of President Obama skeet shooting at Camp David -- some proof for critics skeptical about whether Obama, amid efforts to tighten gun control, saying he takes target practice at the presidential retreat and that he has a “profound respect” of the tradition of hunting. The official photo apparently depicts Obama – wearing protective glasses and earmuffs -- firing the shotgun Aug. 4, 2012. It was released Friday on the White House’s Flickr account.
Comments: Photo Shop? or Re-Dated, shades of Birth Certificate
Skeet shooters wear a vest to carry their ammo, their spent shells, and to cushion against the recoil of the shotgun. Skeet shooters typically don´t stand straight up, they lean forward just a little. The President can shoot skeet any way he wants to, as any rich guy with his personal skeet range, but the photo has a staged look. Go to any skeet range and see what I´m talking about.
$10 says he heard the Secret Service detail out there, wandered out, and said, "Hey guys, can I try that?" ... and the response was, well, muted. "Uh... sure, Mr. President... now here´s all you have to do..."
Yes, the big o is left handed. That was made clear to all us serfs when he signed something really important in front of those moving picture boxes. BTW, in addition to the skeet he shoots, he fires at duck decoys too with seldom missing a one.
I could care less if he did or didn´t fire a weapon, if he respects hunting, if he shoots skeet. Gun control isn´t about hunting. It´s about deterring my ability to defend the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness bestowed upon me by my creator, my god. No man has the right to do that.
Very awkward looking photo. Notice how high on his shoulder the butt of the gun sits. This would guarantee you a bruised shoulder.
Something wrong about this. Something staged or not a photo of him shooting skeet.If the WH has faked something here then they are really stupid. Something will come out in spite of the MSM. Ask Dan Rather.
The most interesting part of the photo, for me, is his sighting plane and the location of the butt of the gun. Those of you who know how to shoot a shotgun know what I mean. This is the skeet shooting equivalent of the kenyan klown riding his girlie bike with his helmet on.
A cheesy - and clearly staged - stunt intended for the consumption of low information voters, i.e., stupid people.
Many previous posters on this thread got the phoniness of this just right: dark glasses, standing up too straight, firing downrange, no vest. He probably got off one round for the cameras and called it a day. At least he didn´t ask, in a really butch voice, "Where can I get me a huntin´ license?" like John Fraud Kerry.
Never saw a clay shooter with that kind of stance, gun holding technique, etc. It doesn´t look like that gun fits his shoulder very well, either. It screams FAKE! He probably holds his pistol sideways.
As his wife admitted, he no like shooting so it´s probably staged sometime in the summer unless they are so conceited they did a blue screen shot and photoshopped in the background and the smoke. The shadows seems all wrong...
Look up ´camp david´ in google map satellite mode. The skeet/trap range is at the very bottom left (S/E) corner of the compound.
Obviously photoshopped. But wait, isn´t Bronco Bama now subject to getting a case of the gun cooties, from even LOOKING like he had been firing a gun? Why, that infection may even seep into his finger and up his arm, wouldn´t THAT be a disaster?
First, what editor let this article go to ´press´? He´s not wearing ´ear muffs´. That´s hearing protection. ´Ear muffs´ keep your ears warm during winter.
And then this: "The back-and-fourth about whether the ....." ´Fourth´? Are they all using Dragon Dictation software instead of typing these articles?
Lastly, he had to look manly on guns. He couldn´t choose hunting. Nobody would believe it. Skeet and trap shooting is an Olympic sport and, therefore, manly as well as cosmopolitan. He ´satisfies´ both sides by doing this.
And to think we had a Revolution over an increased tax on tea.
It is time we regain our Republic. My sincere hope is that the tree of liberty isn´t thirsty.
This photo is a good example of the generalized Obama failure to surround himself with informed people.
If he was going to get his picture taken shooting skeet, he should have had a real skeet shooter on hand to get him into the right clothing, hold the gun the right way and in the right direction, and have him shoot 8 or 10 rounds before the picture is taken so he relaxes a bit.
If he had done all that, he would have developed a better understanding and respect for target shooters in general AND he might have realized that skeet shooting can be fun.
Having power is not the same thing as being a real man.
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