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Great news: Obama shot a skeet once, or something (Caption this photo of him shooting)
Hotair ^ | 02/02/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/02/2013 1:52:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Barack Obama recently told the New Republic that he understands the concerns of gun owners, because “in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.” As critics chortled over both the notion that skeet shooting is what concerns gun owners and the idea that Obama shoots clay pigeons “all the time,” the White House has finally released a photo to back up its claim … and only one photo, dated August 12, 2012:

That led to a barrage of questions from journalists about whether the White House could offer proof that the president had gone shooting. It also led a Republican congresswoman to issue a challenge for a shoot-off. The White House has not responded to the challenge, but it has now uploaded this image[.]

And here it is:

Fox News reported earlier this week that there’s not likely to be more photos:

News of President Obama’s apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president’s “awkward” attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons.

This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with Obama.

“The only time he shot skeet was for President’s Cup,” said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. “I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn’t leave fast enough.”

Skeet shooting “is very hard,” said the source. “Especially for someone not used to guns … He couldn’t have been more uncomfortable.”

The source said a friend of his recalled Obama skeet shooting one other time at Camp David — very early on in his first term.

That didn’t stop Obama’s advisers from bragging about the photo this morning, though, and sneering at “skeeters” (via Twitchy and Weekly Standard):

For all the “skeeters”: POTUS shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David on Aug. 4, 2012. bit.ly/WlDMYG

— Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) February 2, 2013

Attn skeet birthers. Make our day – let the photoshop conspiracies begin! m.flickr.com/photos/whiteho…

— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) February 2, 2013

I’ve done plenty of target shooting, but I’ve never gone skeet shooting. Nor is that the reason why most gun owners want their rights respected. The publication of the photo, and especially the defensive attitude of Obama’s advisers, speaks volumes about their insecurity on the gun-rights issue.

But this certainly makes for a great weekend Caption Contest. Have at it in the comments!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhobanglist; guncontrol; guns; obama; obamaskeetphoto; obamaskeetshooting; secondamendment; serialliar; skeet; skeetshooting
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1 posted on 02/02/2013 1:53:00 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Several threads already
2 posted on 02/02/2013 1:56:18 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: SeekAndFind

Apparently the White House also warned that nobody was supposed to photoshop the picture, alter it, or use it in any advertising.

I didnt think public officials could copyright their pictures.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 1:57:10 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Obama was winning this debate, why is he releasing photos of himself shooting? Shouldn’t it be that Wany LaPierre would be releaseing photos of himself hiding underneath a desk with scissors?


4 posted on 02/02/2013 1:58:24 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: SeekAndFind

President Obama making preperations to return home to Chicago.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 1:59:12 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: SeekAndFind; Admin Moderator

President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 2:00:16 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Here's me doing a triple axel MAO ASADA triple axel figure skating Pictures, Images and Photos at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
7 posted on 02/02/2013 2:03:15 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

WOW, I didn’t realize they had color TV back then... :)


8 posted on 02/02/2013 2:06:21 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure they did! Haven’t you seen `WWII In Color’?
And I used to be an Japanese chick before I became a Chinese fighter pilot.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 2:10:50 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

was that a racist comment?


10 posted on 02/02/2013 2:10:59 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: SeekAndFind

The coolest thing about a tree is what you can do after you cut it down.. and that’s a NICE piece of walnut. Bet the little prick has no idea.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 2:14:44 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: SeekAndFind

12 posted on 02/02/2013 2:18:10 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

DOOYA SEE THAT PUFF OF SMOKE comin’ outta the top barrel???

Thaaas a muzzle brake for sure!

That means our Barry is a-shootin’ a damn ASSAULT WEAPON SHOTTYGUN THING!! Arrest he!!


13 posted on 02/02/2013 2:18:25 PM PST by Flintlock (TRUTH--It's the new hate speach.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

14 posted on 02/02/2013 2:21:04 PM PST by potlatch
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow! He’s shooting skeet with a RIFLE! What a GREAT shot he must be!


15 posted on 02/02/2013 2:21:37 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

16 posted on 02/02/2013 2:22:30 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: SeekAndFind; EveningStar

17 posted on 02/02/2013 2:23:47 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: SeekAndFind

The “President’s Cup”? What does he do, fire the shotgun from the crotch position like a gangbanger from “da ‘hood”?


18 posted on 02/02/2013 2:24:10 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Flintlock
It's actually called porting. It both reduces the amount of recoil by shortening the pressured barrel length and it also reduces barrel jump by directing the escaping gasses.
19 posted on 02/02/2013 2:25:16 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Geez, what a fricking PHONY!!!!!


20 posted on 02/02/2013 2:28:57 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: SeekAndFind

A few thoughts on this from a trapshooter

No vest, shell or Hull bag, there are 5 stations w/ 2 shots per station. (reloads)
He’s firing the gun at a low angle, His stance is wrong for skeet ,, hes shooting it like a rifle, not a shot gun and there are no skeet houses in the photo.
The lower barrel has no choke or flush tube (odd)
Porting on one side ?
FORM 4473 Are you an unlawful user of marijuana, can we see it?


21 posted on 02/02/2013 2:34:06 PM PST by reefdiver
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To: SeekAndFind

22 posted on 02/02/2013 2:37:03 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Once again, Mattel Toy Company Lives! We present to the children of the USSA, the Obama Bang-Bang! Yes, kids, this toy gun can shoot as many Greenie Stick’em Caps, as President Obama says, “Uh!”

Yes, you too, boys and girls, can own this fine piece of Mattel workmanship!

It has a wood stock. It is colored gunmetal blue. It has a ported barrel, to allow the smoke of the Greenie Stick’em Caps to look like a real ported shotgun. And for safety, it has a yellow plastic tip at the end of the barrel! No, moms and dads, this is NOT a real shotgun.

Yes, get it now, at your favorite toy store!

“THE OBAMA BANG-BANG!”
(parents’ permission slip required)


23 posted on 02/02/2013 2:37:22 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama looks as silly as Dukakis in that tank.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 2:47:22 PM PST by plain talk
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To: SeekAndFind

Gay-Bama - He's A Natural Born Bad Ass


25 posted on 02/02/2013 2:57:25 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ironically, his stance is so close to 90 degrees that he can only make shots to left from that stance and none to the right. ;-)


26 posted on 02/02/2013 2:59:31 PM PST by RatSlayer
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To: WKB; SeekAndFind

Cute. I love South Park. However, I have no desire to be an admin. Cheers. :)


27 posted on 02/02/2013 3:00:52 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why was he wearing sunglasses rather than protective eye wear?

Wouldn’t sunglasses make it more difficult to see the skeet?


28 posted on 02/02/2013 3:05:15 PM PST by Texas56
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To: EveningStar

I see they had to give her a shotgun with a ported barrel to hold down the recoil.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 3:20:15 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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Attn skeet birthers. Make our day – let the photoshop conspiracies begin!

Could this administration be any more full of A-holes?

30 posted on 02/02/2013 3:24:01 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: reefdiver

Looking at the sat pix of the Camp David skeet range, I’d guess he’s shooting at something from the #6 station on the skeet range. Or from the #5 position for trap although I don’t see a pad for that in the Sat pix. He’s using a Browning CItori XS and only looks to have one choke in it. Perhaps a flush on the bottom?
His eye lines up in a straight line w/ the front bead. BTW, in Skeet there are 8 stations, 4 have 4 shots, the rest have two shots each with the spare as an option on first miss. Maybe he has a lackey carrying/loading removing spent hulls for him?


31 posted on 02/02/2013 3:24:39 PM PST by Afisra (It's easier to gun proof a child than child proof a gun!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Observations:

choke only in top barrel?
he doesn’t have any more shells? does the ss load for him?
he is firing at a very low angle. Aren’t the clays release high from the houses?


32 posted on 02/02/2013 3:28:51 PM PST by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: EveningStar
Several threads alreadyb?

None of which allow us to have a little fun.
33 posted on 02/02/2013 3:30:44 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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Its got the wrong fore end and rib to be an XS. I think it’s a Citori Lightning Sporting Clays. That has the slimmer profile lightning field type fore end and low rib. If we could see the bottom of the grip that would confirm, because the Lightning has a round knob.


34 posted on 02/02/2013 3:32:35 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t ever remember that much ‘smoke’....


35 posted on 02/02/2013 3:34:20 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Texas56

It would seem that the angle of the horizontal plane of the shotgun should be at least at a 30 to 45 degree angle to bring down a clay pigeon. The weapon that high on the shoulder is not correct and the cheek on the stock would definitely be a little painful. Also the trigger finger is a little confusing as it looks like it is placed on the trigger guard,
it may have slipped off but normally when a weapon is fired the trigger finger is still on the trigger the trigger is visable. I would also advise some shooters glasses for the shooter as it looks like a cloudy day already.
The message of the pic suggests the Pres has his gun and will retain it even though he has asked the Voter to give theirs up! Gotta give to the boys always making the Pres look hip! I wonder if he’s worked on that curve ball!lol


36 posted on 02/02/2013 3:35:58 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/04/us-usa-obama-birthday-idUSBRE8730F820120804

August 4, 2012 Obama played golf in the morning. Left for Camp David in the afternoon.


37 posted on 02/02/2013 3:43:42 PM PST by petitfour
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I believe skeet is an endangered species. Some say they taste like.....chicken.


38 posted on 02/02/2013 3:44:28 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (THAT)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Sire! The pisants do complain - no jobs have they, so money to buy bread they have nought."

"Let 'em eat Skeet."


39 posted on 02/02/2013 3:48:33 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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Well, if the 237th Guards Armored Skeet Division attacks us, we know who we can call on. I’m going to sleep better tonight just knowing that.


40 posted on 02/02/2013 3:57:17 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

So, he’s left-handed and doesn’t know how to shoulder a shotgun.


41 posted on 02/02/2013 4:02:02 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I was mostly going by the gold writing on the lower receiver and the gold line outlining the upper part which is a give-away for an XS. However you are correct, the fore piece is missing the finger grooves common on the XS. Hmmmmm.


42 posted on 02/02/2013 4:07:44 PM PST by Afisra (It's easier to gun proof a child than child proof a gun!)
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To: Afisra

We’re probably confused because it’s the “Citori Birth Certificate Special” which has never actually been seen before.


43 posted on 02/02/2013 4:10:05 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeekAndFind

“That damn bird has been crapping on the basketball backboards. Where’s that shotgun?”

BLAM!

“That’s one that won’t be pooping anymore.”

“Uh, Mr. President, that was a Spotted Owl.”

“Damn right I spotted him. I blasted him, too.”


44 posted on 02/02/2013 4:34:38 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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As others have mentioned, the angle of the barrel seems low. I don’t see how he could hit skeet from either house while standing at stations 2-6 or station 8. Stations 1 or 7 - maybe but it would be a long, long shot at that angle. If he is on station 1 (back to high house) the photographer is in position to be covered by the arch of the president’s muzzle. Can’t image the president - who “does skeet all the time” - letting that happen. Or the secret service. He could be on station 7 (back to low house). However, that means anyone traveling on the paved road or bike path behind the president will be in the line of fire - not just from station 7 but stations 1-7. I have never seen a skeet range with a paved road bisecting the hot zone - not even an informal cracker range. Would someone that knows something about skeet explain how this could be a picture of the president actually shooting on a skeet range?


45 posted on 02/02/2013 4:42:20 PM PST by jeffersondem
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46 posted on 02/02/2013 4:56:22 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: SeekAndFind

Michelle’s Mom has a good ‘ol southern recipe for those skeets.


47 posted on 02/02/2013 5:24:31 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: driftdiver

It appears nobody instructed our CIC on how to tuck that stock into his shoulder. Can you say bone bruise?


48 posted on 02/02/2013 5:27:54 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tumblindice

ROTFLMAO!!!


49 posted on 02/02/2013 5:30:14 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tumblindice

Or South Koreans.


50 posted on 02/02/2013 6:00:26 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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