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Gun Sales Soar on
Photo of Armed Obama

New Yorker Magazine, by Andy Borowitz

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/3/2013 9:59:15 PM

Washington - The White House’s attempt to portray President Obama as a gun user may have had unintended consequences today, as a newly released photo of Mr. Obama firing a rifle at Camp David set off a panic of gun buying across the US. Right-wing opponents of Mr. Obama were behind the frenzied gun sales, saying that they were terrified by the image of an armed and shooting President. “I don’t want to sound paranoid or anything, but now everything Obama has been doing makes sense,”(Snip) “He wants to take away all our guns and then he’s going to come shoot us.”

Comments:
Isn´t this called the "Law of Unintended Consequences"? HA!

The logic here is truly twisted and convoluted. Not the kind of rational thinking when about to own a weapon. However, it makes as much {non}sense as the dRATS arguments, except we can still buy our guns. So, load up.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jl80863, 2/3/2013 10:02:41 PM     (No. 9156599)

Andy, you twerp. The fake photo shows obama shooting a SHOTGUN!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rickwheat, 2/3/2013 10:03:14 PM     (No. 9156600)

I´m not familiar with the writer, but
I suspect this is supposed to be satire.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/3/2013 10:03:56 PM     (No. 9156602)

"a newly released photo of Mr. Obama firing a rifle"......Really? Bam Bam shoots skeet with a rifle? How ignorant are these media wonks?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Screwgun, 2/3/2013 10:08:34 PM     (No. 9156605)

Skeet shooting with a rifle? Who is he, Annie Oakley in mom-jeans?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 2/3/2013 10:09:02 PM     (No. 9156606)

After a look at that shooting stance it´s not hard to imagine that Obama queered the deal. Sure gave me the creeps.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: spincut, 2/3/2013 10:10:05 PM     (No. 9156609)

This is a (failed) attempt at satire... I think.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/3/2013 10:11:31 PM     (No. 9156610)

The money quote and the reason for the article is:

"Right-wing opponents of Mr. Obama were behind the frenzied gun sales, saying that they were terrified by the image of an armed and shooting President."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley, 2/3/2013 10:22:59 PM     (No. 9156621)

It is supposed to be funny but isnt.

There are no guns left worth owning. Nor is there ammo. It has all been bought and the shelves are empty.
In addition to being not funny, the article is several weeks late.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/3/2013 10:25:50 PM     (No. 9156625)

This is the problem with Borowitz. He´s not funny, so you´re going, "Is this satire? I thought satire was supposed to be funny?"
The second-most lucky guy career-wise, behind Joe Biden. And I hate to say it, also the second-brightest behind the same.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/3/2013 10:36:46 PM     (No. 9156630)

I always take Borowitz as satire.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: dvc, 2/3/2013 10:43:53 PM     (No. 9156637)

I suppose this digbat is "joking", except he is so ignorant that he calls the shotgun a rifle - twice.

As reported recently, the clueless are supremely confident that they are much smarter than most. Too ignorant to even grasp how much of an idiot he is. His Mommy told him he was ´special´.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MissMann, 2/3/2013 10:51:12 PM     (No. 9156641)

It´s pretty sad when you need to tell people you are trying to be funny...

Those conservative wingnuts! They´re pretty crazy, huh? Yuk, yuk.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: namvet66, 2/3/2013 10:54:25 PM     (No. 9156645)

A rifle? What´s next,a Howtizer!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: birddog, 2/3/2013 10:55:02 PM     (No. 9156646)

Borrow´d Wits...from "The Onion". Still didn´t work.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 2/3/2013 11:01:17 PM     (No. 9156655)

borowitz has been attributing quotes to "Harland Dorrinson" for years..typically in front of a WalMart, variably located somewhere in "fly-over" country.

the real joke will be the liberal idiots who invariably will believe this tomfoolery.

then again...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/3/2013 11:05:47 PM     (No. 9156660)

Obummer just out-Dukakised Michael Dukakis. What´s funnier (pathetic, actually) is that Obummer is still campaigning.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 2/3/2013 11:07:15 PM     (No. 9156663)

Did Barry clean, cook, and eat the skeet he shot??

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 2/3/2013 11:09:01 PM     (No. 9156664)

It sure is irritating to me that the same people that call a simple semi automatic rifle an ASSAULT weapon call a SHOTGUN a RIFLE... don´t the reporters look up ANYTHING anymore? They have proven themselves as stupid as the POLITICIANS that can´t tell a rifle from a broom. The sad part is that idiot voters put them in power but that does not make them any smarter. Must be why they immediately hire up huge staffs to do their reading, writing, and unfortunately not their descision making...where can one go to escape these fools...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 2/3/2013 11:15:35 PM     (No. 9156671)

That is an interesting O/U shotgun with some sort of yellow muzzle cap on the top barrel which has muzzle blast shooting out to the right about six inches in back of the muzzle? I thought maybe there is a muzzle brake, but have never seen one on an O/U.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Salt5792, 2/3/2013 11:38:33 PM     (No. 9156701)

I think this article uses "made up facts".

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Distorted, 2/4/2013 12:00:42 AM     (No. 9156723)

Had I the skills I would test the White House warning by Photoshoping in a tankers helmet on the goofy president in photo just to add to its dubious nature.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: snakeoil, 2/4/2013 12:41:11 AM     (No. 9156754)

The right of Kenyans to bear freebees shall not be infringed.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Scramus, 2/4/2013 1:12:39 AM     (No. 9156770)

No cigar. No machine gun. No ´Wanted For Incitement to Murder´ inscription. No bust allowed in the White House. Al Capone would be proud of this Chicagoan.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: PChristopher, 2/4/2013 2:02:13 AM     (No. 9156780)

At least they haven´t called it an AK-47 yet.

I don´t know what they´re afraid of...he´s only holding it...the puffs of smoke (What IS that other puff from?) have been photoshopped in. And since the ´White´ House has already photoshopped the photo, they can stop warning others against doing the same.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 2/4/2013 2:34:04 AM     (No. 9156786)

What kind of idiot would lend credence to ANYTHING a left-winger like Borowitz says?

What kind of idiot would vote for such a left-wing liar for President of the USA?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/4/2013 4:44:34 AM     (No. 9156809)

Nobody in their right mind would fire a shotgun with a lot of the guns butt not being embedded in the shoulder.There´s at least an inch of gun butt above Obama shoulder and he isn´t even spun around at all by the recoil.

This story is not even remotely funny whether it was intended to be or not. No right winger thinks Obama will personally hunt them down. Effective humor has to have a vein of truth to be funny.

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