In response to skepticism of President Obama’s statement that, “Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” the White House has released a photo of the president firing a shotgun. Former top Obama campaign aide David Plouffe linked to the photo in a tweet that read: “Attn skeet birthers. Make our day — let the photoshop conspiracies begin!” Headline corrected by Staff.
Comments: Oh sigh. skeet birthers?? Those morons in the White House act like immature teenagers. This is the entire article with the pathetic photo.
He´s shoots more awkwardly than he throws a baseball.
There are some people on a range you fear just by their manner of handling their firearms, the sort of person you keep looking over at firing point because you fear they are going to shoot you or themselves by accident. This is a photo of what that person looks like.
Poor form, no shooting jacket or shell box. He looks uncomfortable and appears to be aiming nearly straight out which is pretty low for clay birds. Someone who knows a lot more about shotgun shooting than I do can probably point out a whole lot more. All that being said, no photoshop required, the thing speaks for itself. Reminds me of his baseball throwing skills and bike riding pictures.
I am a USMC Rifle Expert (12th award) and Obama s off hand position shows that he is a novice shooter. The gun butt is too high in his shoulder,his posture is wrong and he is over gripping. If this is the best photo they can find he must really be a bad shooter. He shoots like he throws balls. Sick to golf Barry,. Btw don´t buy wonderful brand pistachios after they paid psy to do their Super Bowl commercial. I guess they too want to see dead US soldiers.
When Neil Armstrong died last August, the White House published a photo of Obama standing after dark looking skyward at a crescent moon. It was captioned "Obama remembers Neil Armstrong by gazing at the moon." There was a silhouette of a helo rotor and a couple of bodyguards or whomever nearby. Lost is the fact that when Armstrong died, it was during a waxing gibbous moon. Anyone who isn´t skeptical of every last thing that this White House flushes or shovels in our direction is either living in a cave or is a Democrat.
What´s that smoke spurting out about 3/4 the way up the barrel? Is it being used to indicate wind speed and direction? This photo needs to be cleaned up a bit more. Also, modern powders leave very little smoke. Are we sure that this is not an air gun?
I know all of us here get this as just another case of 0bama´s fibs in a long line of lies and obstructions.
But, surrounded by liberals, I see this as another case of the 0bamiacs setting up yet another "controversy" that ended up making his opponents look small and snarky. This is the face a large segment of the population sees of 0bama´s opposition: petty and unserious.
Meanwhile, 0bama is systematically destroying our beloved country. Let´s start ignoring this small stuff and stay focused like a laser on two or three things that are vitally important.
Agreed, #32...unless he had one ´o them 17ga. assault shotguns with a flash suppressor and gas ports. I think I see the hardware for a tripod mount and a 3x9 variable wide field scope...and I think that model comes equipped with the lower barrel to double as a MANPAD.
The only thing ´´real´´ about this guy is the misery he inflicts on our daily lives.
The smoke is the giveaway that it´s fake. Of course he could be shooting some fancy blackpoweder shotgun that only he owns. The plume of smoke off to the right?? Who makes a ported over/under shotgun???
That is an awfully big shotgun for such a little man. The vertical smoke is from small holes drilled into the top of the barrel or ´porting.´ It helps to soften the recoil and counter barrel rise. If you wonder how useful that is for this type of shooting, you would have to ask the owner, because I would bet EVERY dollar I have and every one I could borrow that that man did NOT purchase it for himself. He took a shot for the cameras and that is the last time he will fire that 12 gauge with low recoil shells. So arrogant, so full of himself, he can´t imagine how anyone would look at him and know instantly that he has yet to go thru a box of shells. Hint, Mr. President, shouldering a 12 gauge that way will give you a bruise, and you lean INTO it. BTW, if this guy is shooting a launched target, he is about as accurate or as late to the game as he is on anything.
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