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Obama says he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David
The Hill ^ | 1/27/13 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 01/27/2013 5:18:45 AM PST by Libloather

President Obama says he regularly skeet shoots at Camp David and called on gun-control proponents to “do a little more listening” to gun owners in the national debate over firearms.

In an interview with The New Republic posted on Sunday Obama said that he and guests “do skeet shooting all the time” at the presidential retreat and said he understood why many rural voters were protective of their gun-ownership rights.

“Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations,” said the president. “And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake."

Obama suggested that the divide over gun reform could be traced to the split between rural and urban areas and said he hoped to “bridge those gaps” in his push to stem gun violence.

“Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas,” said Obama. “And if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were ten, and you went out and spent the day with him and your uncles, and that became part of your family's traditions, you can see why you'd be pretty protective of that.”

Obama’s comments come as the White House has launched a forceful push to enact new gun-reform measures. Earlier this month the president signed a number of executive actions strengthening current gun laws and is pushing lawmakers to pass measures banning the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, as well as instituting universal background checks on purchasers.

The administration is mobilizing supporters to pressure lawmakers on the issue and the White House says they will hold campaign-style events to help build momentum.

Thousands of marchers also rallied on the National Mall on Saturday calling for tougher gun-control. And last week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bill which would ban the sale and manufacture of over 150 types of semi-automatic weapons and bar the sale of high-capacity clips.

But those measures face strong opposition from the nation’s gun lobby and GOP lawmakers.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-Nev.) has said he will allow a vote on any gun measures which move through the Judiciary Committee, but has voiced doubts about passing a new assault-weapons ban, which is also unlikely to advance in the GOP controlled House.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; camp; crapshooting; david; guncontrol; horsehockey; obama; secondamendment; skeet; the3rdlay
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To: Libloather

So the Secret Service finally convinced him he looked stud dressed as a clay pigeon.....;^)


101 posted on 01/27/2013 7:53:23 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Libloather
"...pushing lawmakers to pass measures banning the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, as well as instituting universal background checks on purchasers.

What is "high-capacity ammunition"? I can't scatter cluster bomblets with my shotgun...

102 posted on 01/27/2013 7:56:41 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Libloather; All
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103 posted on 01/27/2013 7:56:41 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: meyer
I think that they recognize the gun control issue as a lost cause, so they’re trying to divide and conquer - their goal is to separate the shotgun people from the assault rifle people with the hopes of incrementally removing the rights of the latter without angering the former group.

That's what they did when they passed the 10 yr ban, and it worked. I knew a few Fudds out there who were all for banning semi-autos, and one was even a local dealer who continued on to denigrate a few manufacturers who made them. (Hint: He went out of business within a year of spewing that crap.)

This time, though, were on to their games, the guilt game, the divide and conquer gambit, and the "reasonable" laws lie. Hold the line!

104 posted on 01/27/2013 8:27:20 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Libloather

Hey Jugears,

The 2 A isn’t about hunting or skeet.

The 2 A is to stop cheap dictators such as yourself.

Keep it up as I see a lot of light poles that need some hanging decorations.


105 posted on 01/27/2013 8:48:36 AM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: Big Mack

nobama is SUCH a subhuman loser. I doubt if he has ever done 90% of anything he has said he has done. Poser. Feckless. Loser. Pathetic. To have to hear this maniac for 4 more years is a bit much, I’d say.


106 posted on 01/27/2013 8:57:23 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Libloather

If memory serves, Slick Willie went duck hunting right before they got the first AWB. Big, staged media event to make him look like a gun-loving sportsman.


107 posted on 01/27/2013 9:00:11 AM PST by myheroesareDeadandRegistered
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To: Libloather
President Obama says he regularly skeet shoots at Camp David

Perhaps someone could arrange for him to join Dick Cheney on a real hunt................

108 posted on 01/27/2013 9:01:20 AM PST by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: Libloather

I bet he uses foam earplugs because they don’t make a set of muffs big enough to cover those manhole covers on the sides of his head.


109 posted on 01/27/2013 9:13:14 AM PST by eartrumpet
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To: Libloather

Skeet = Rights


110 posted on 01/27/2013 10:12:11 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Libloather

Oh THANK GOD—he is one of us. I have been so confused lately. /s


111 posted on 01/27/2013 11:18:22 AM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Libloather
A pic of him in action:
112 posted on 01/27/2013 11:23:58 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Libloather
Camp David skeet targets.. It's 2013. Do you know where your children are?
113 posted on 01/27/2013 12:54:56 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Libloather

Wussie Obama hasn’t so much as made a gun with his fingers let alone ever fired a real one. I am totally certain he has handled more marijuana cigarettes than guns.


114 posted on 01/27/2013 1:11:07 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Libloather

He wouldn’t know a skeet if it jumped up and bit him in his skinny @$$.


115 posted on 01/27/2013 2:48:52 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Libloather

Um... When he says ‘skeet’...

Does he mean in the ‘clay pigeon’ way or the ‘Lil’ Jon’ way?


116 posted on 01/27/2013 3:27:45 PM PST by servo1969
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117 posted on 01/28/2013 12:44:43 AM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---Barak Hasan Obama II--- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----)
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