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Barack Obama: 'I go shooting all the time'
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 27 Jan 2013 | By Jon Swaine, Washington

Posted on 01/28/2013 3:43:10 AM PST by dennisw

President Barack Obama has claimed that he goes shooting "all the time", while attempting to reassure American gun-owners that he respects their rights to use firearms.

Amid conservative anger over Mr Obama's proposals to ban assault weapons as part of a drastic overhaul of US gun control laws, the president said that he was a keen clay-pigeon shooter.

Asked in a magazine interview whether he had ever fired a gun, Mr Obama said he did so with guests at the president's rural retreat.

"Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," he said. "And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations.

"And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake".

Mr Obama's plans for tighter firearms regulations were drawn up by Joe Biden, his vice-president, following the massacre of 26 people, including 20 young pupils at a primary school in Connecticut last month.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment; serialliar

1 posted on 01/28/2013 3:43:19 AM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

his mouth, yes.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 3:46:23 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: dennisw

what do either have to do with the 2nd Amendment?


3 posted on 01/28/2013 3:47:54 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: dennisw

...do use all a favor and take lessons from Al Gore

4 posted on 01/28/2013 3:48:45 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: dennisw

I've seen this movie.

5 posted on 01/28/2013 3:50:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: dennisw

I was kind of womdering how you shoot skeet with a blowgun.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 3:53:22 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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And I was wondering too.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 3:54:43 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: dennisw

He HATES Camp David.
He’s lying.
Again.

So—what’s new?


8 posted on 01/28/2013 3:54:43 AM PST by Flintlock (H)
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To: dennisw

Tradition of hunting?

More liberal spin. The second amendment has nothing to do with hunting.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 3:59:56 AM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: dennisw

There is a rap song that refers to “skeet shooting” as one of the more disgusting activities of urban life ... it is not honorable.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 4:04:45 AM PST by Ken522
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To: dennisw

Bizarre the way they’ve suddenly attached themselves to the holiness of “hunting.” There must be more going on than meets the eye.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 4:07:25 AM PST by PaleoBob
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To: dennisw

Barak Hussein Obama - where every lie is bigger than the last one.


12 posted on 01/28/2013 4:13:39 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: dennisw
John Kerry once claimed he was an avid deer hunter too. In his own words, Kerry said that the tactic he uses when he deer hunts is to

"...crawl around on my stomach, I track and move and decoy and play games and try to outsmart them. You know, you kind of play the wind."

They're both pathological liars.....

13 posted on 01/28/2013 4:27:43 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

He took a campaign duck hunting trip with out a duck stamp

He didn’t know there was a Federal license to hunt ducks


14 posted on 01/28/2013 4:33:02 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: dennisw

If he ever went skeet shooting, there would be pictures by now. I’m sure we’ll get pictures shortly. As soon as the weather’s nice up at Camp David, there will be a skeet shoot...


15 posted on 01/28/2013 4:35:32 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: dennisw

——— we do skeet shooting all the time-——

If that is what he said, the headline is wrong. One goes skeet shooting not do skeet shooting. They corrected his grammer.

We did not hear the words but one wonders if he said skeet shoo -ting in the manner of those who say hun-ting


16 posted on 01/28/2013 4:46:16 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Hot Tabasco

John Kerry like to look for and hunt wounded teen aged POW’s, and shoot them, when they cannot shoot back.

An admitted war criminal.


17 posted on 01/28/2013 4:49:54 AM PST by Venturer
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To: bert

Look up skeet shooting in Urban Dictionary,that’s what he’s talking about.


18 posted on 01/28/2013 5:00:56 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: PaleoBob
Bizarre the way they’ve suddenly attached themselves to the holiness of “hunting.”

There's nothing new about that. Just the old "divide and conquer" ploy. There are far more avid hunters in this country than there are dedicated 2nd Amendment supporters. Assure the hunters that their favorite pastime is safe and they'll go along with new restrictions.

19 posted on 01/28/2013 5:06:35 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: dennisw

crap shooting maybe, but nothing with a firearm.


20 posted on 01/28/2013 5:09:46 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: stylin19a

Personal defense for me, but not for thee.

Like Bronco Bama goes packing in the corridors of the White House and to meetings with other heads of state.

The 2nd Amendment means what he wants it to mean.

While Bronco Bama has a right to entertain any opinions he may wish, he does not have a right to his own facts.

And especially not made-up facts.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 5:12:48 AM PST by alloysteel (Herself, the Cold and Joyless, shouted: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: dennisw
This is all part of the rope a dope that the Dems are running on gun owners.

I see many here on FR saying "nothing will pass the House". BS. It is going to pass unless ALL of us get off our collective asses and tell them no more gun laws. The deal is very close to being made for universal backround checks.

Take a mintue and stand up for your rights:

http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/

ONLLY 822,000 have done this.

CALL, CALL, CALL:

The message is simple and straight forward.

1. We won't stand for scapegoating.

2. No new gun laws.

3. Remove the phony "gun free" zones which enable killers to go unchecked.

4. Work with us or we will work to retire you.

DO NOT PLAY NICE!!! This is hardball.

22 posted on 01/28/2013 5:14:43 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: PaleoBob
Bizarre the way they’ve suddenly attached themselves to the holiness of “hunting.” There must be more going on than meets the eye.

Of course there is. The Left are masters at redirecting the discussion. They redefine the Second Amendment as your right to hunt, their propaganda arm (read media) pushes that meme incessantly and the ignorant masses then insist the Second Amendment as all about hunting. We've seen it all before with the Natural Born Citizen requirement of the Constitution as it applies to Bronco. The Left immediately redefined NBC to mean "born on US soil" completely ignoring the fact that his father was not a US citizen. They equated citizenship with Natural born citizenship and the two became the same to the masses. They always give an answer to a question that wasn't asked then suddenly the answer rewrites the question. When you control the dissemination of information the truth becomes whatever you say it is.
23 posted on 01/28/2013 5:18:13 AM PST by 762X51
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To: dennisw
Another colossal lie from Barry...
24 posted on 01/28/2013 5:20:35 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
If he ever went skeet shooting, there would be pictures by now. I’m sure we’ll get pictures shortly. As soon as the weather’s nice up at Camp David, there will be a skeet shoot...

They probably shouldn't show any pictures. So far, we've seen him ride a bike, throw a baseball, and bowl, all wearing Mom jeans.

Photos of him skeet shooting will make him look just as feminine and awkward.

25 posted on 01/28/2013 5:21:42 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: dennisw

As has been said before, “I doubt that pansy even knows which is the business end of a firearm.”


26 posted on 01/28/2013 5:24:59 AM PST by jughandle
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To: dennisw
Peasant shooting, no doubt.
27 posted on 01/28/2013 5:26:24 AM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: dennisw
"Asked whether he had ever fired a gun, Mr Obama said he did so with guests at the president's rural retreat. "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," he said."

I take that to be a clear "No." He's obviously learning from Hillary and Bill on ways to tell good lies: Answer a clear Yes or No question with a statement that makes the synchophants think you said Yes.

28 posted on 01/28/2013 5:27:32 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: dennisw

“Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time, I even have all the skeets I shot stuffed and mounted”


29 posted on 01/28/2013 5:30:59 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: dennisw

Mr Cheney, sir. Would you be so kind as to invite our dear leader out for day of skeet shooting?


30 posted on 01/28/2013 5:32:46 AM PST by CodeJockey (Barack 0bamacide... Destroys economies on on contact!)
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To: PaleoBob
Bizarre the way they’ve suddenly attached themselves to the holiness of “hunting.”

There's nothing new about that. Just the old "divide and conquer" ploy. There are far more avid hunters in this country than there are dedicated 2nd Amendment supporters. Assure the hunters that their favorite pastime is safe and they'll go along with new restrictions.

31 posted on 01/28/2013 5:40:35 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“If he ever went skeet shooting, there would be pictures by now. I’m sure we’ll get pictures shortly.”

Don’t be surprised if the pictures show him shooting skeet with a bolt action rifle.


32 posted on 01/28/2013 5:42:17 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: 762X51

Its not just the left. The elder Bush came up w/ the ‘sporting purposes’ silliness to restrict imports.


33 posted on 01/28/2013 6:08:59 AM PST by 556x45
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To: dennisw

Yesterday, a FReeper commented on this story, explaining that this is an Obama vulgar joke, as the term “skeet” has a slang meaning. Would not be surprised to learn that the finger-giver is laughing yet again at us bitter clingers.


34 posted on 01/28/2013 6:23:47 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: CodeJockey

Lol.


35 posted on 01/28/2013 6:25:49 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: dennisw

Isn’t the verb “shoot” used in a round of golf?


36 posted on 01/28/2013 6:30:37 AM PST by Faith
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To: dennisw

I don’t believe one word of his lies.


37 posted on 01/28/2013 6:58:44 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Bigg Red

in high school - “shooting skeet” meant putting one finger against one nostril , and blowing onto the class bullys shirt - quiet and discreet


38 posted on 01/28/2013 6:59:40 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Wordkraft

This guy is a total lie.


39 posted on 01/28/2013 7:08:18 AM PST by JayAr36 (The dumbing down of America is just about complete!.)
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To: dennisw

When was the last time he was even at Camp David?


40 posted on 01/28/2013 7:13:40 AM PST by kawhill (kawhill)
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To: dennisw

“That Guys” Skeet Shooting does not involve a Shotgun or airborne targets.


41 posted on 01/28/2013 7:18:06 AM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: 556x45

No, the “sporting purposes” clause was part of the GCA of 1968.


42 posted on 01/28/2013 7:25:25 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: CAluvdubya

I can see the photo now: He’ll undoubtedly have the most absurd-looking safety glasses on, he’ll have big Mickey-Mouse hearing protection, even long after he’s left the range, and will most likely be wearing a hunter-orange vest.


43 posted on 01/28/2013 7:48:49 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: dennisw

I call B.S.


44 posted on 01/28/2013 7:52:09 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: CodeJockey

“Mr Cheney, sir. Would you be so kind as to invite our dear leader out for day of skeet shooting?”

Duck huntin’ would be better... ;)


45 posted on 01/28/2013 10:55:11 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: mad_as_he$$

You missed one:

0. As events show that 20k+ existing gun laws are ineffective at best, repeal all existing Unconstitutional gun laws.


46 posted on 01/28/2013 11:05:54 AM PST by i_robot73
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To: Farmer Dean

Just sitting here, chin down, shaking my head in disbelief at the definition


47 posted on 01/28/2013 12:58:30 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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