Skip to comments.Obama says he goes skeet shooting ‘all the time’ at Camp David
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.
Obamas 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 nations 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.
It’s not about hunting. Or skeet. Or even criminals, your person, family or business. It’s about us vs the government and military weapons against our government.
And, the know that. They just have to keep the mental beachheads in the low information/MSM information sheeple heads.
Of course he does, and Michelle makes the best BBQ skeet.
Yes, a cheap joke but so is our _resident.
Pics or it didn’t happen! Video would be much much better.
Remember his words...LISTEN!
“We are not going to take away *all* your guns”
The only people who will believe this are the people who believe Benghazi was about a video. (sadly, that is 99% of the MSM)
And why would the MSM not be plastering the photos of Zero with a gun in his hand all over the place - it would be great propaganda for the lies about not wanting to confiscate our weapons. No pics = no shooting by this liar-in-chief. However, we can expect someone to do a photo op soon to help their cause...
I wonder what size gun he uses? I would like to see a pic of him shooting. I bet he looks scared out of his mind.
A teleprompter gives his speeches. What shoots the skeet?
Maybe he said "feet shooting".
Hint: shoots skeet
Hint: high capacity magazines.
I'm starting to think that all of the editors in America have died.
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."
To paraphrase Mark Twain, there are lies, damn lies, and 0bama statements. To say he respects any traditions of America is a damnable lie. As an example, I'd be willing to bet $1,000 that he doesn't know the words to "Oh, Suzanna" or who wrote it. If you told him who wrote it, I'd be willing to bet he wouldn't know when the guy lived or be able to name two additional songs he wrote.
Born in the US or not, he's NOT an American, as we think of Americans.
Obama was inspired by the movie “History of the World Part One” and the scene where king Mel Brooks use the peasants as clay pigeons.
Too bad the clays can’t shoot back.
"Skeet shooting, being necessary to the security of hunting sports, the right of the people to tote and shoot expensive double barreled shotguns loaded with shot no larger than #7 1/2 shall not be infringed"
Except substitute “charged particle death beam” for “shotgun”, and “endangered animals” for “skeet”. And like, “pushing a button” instead of “pulling a trigger”. It’s all computer controlled, anyway, so he doesn’t even have to watch, just push a button.
“Is that what their calling pot smoking nowadays?”
I thought it was just a new drink “Skeet shooter” that he likes.
Waiting for the Rambo pic of Obama blasting skeet from the hip...
Ha! I’ve never fired a gun in my life and even I understand that you “shoot skeet” and not “do skeet shooting.”
Now I’m going to go do some car driving...after I do some food eating...
Morning !! I think this was satirical in nature. Like you, I can’t believe he knows the first thing about any kind of shooting sports. As a regular clay target shooter, I am offended.
"What difference does it make at this point?"
I think we need to organize a ‘Snipe Hunt’ for our Liar in Chief! :)
If he would spend more time skeet shooting and playing golf we’d all be safer.
I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to see the video of Obama shooting skeet before I’ll believe that story. Show me him clearing the double on station 2 and busting low-house 8 . . .
Democrats don’t even want him! A tad too embarrassing, maybe.
Maybe he uses a Predator drone instead of a Perazzi.
Which, I might add, seems to attract an exceptionally large number of flies!
Skeet shooting my a## - He probably hides under the bed when the secret service practices at the range!
If there were pictures they would be out already.
We’ll have to wait until Monday afternoon because he’s heading for the range for a photo-op as we speak.
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.
Problem for them is that most of the shotgun owners also own or sympathize with so-called assault rifle owners. And nearly all gun owners recognize the true purpose of the second amendment.
They aren’t going to go all “MauHitlerStalin” on us without a fight.
He is a lying Mother -——Lover.
That fool could hit the broad side of a barn standing on the inside with number 9 shot.
Who is he trying to fool with this horse dung.
All of a sudden he is on the side of the guns used by hunters. Right after the assault weapons band he will come out against the skeet shooters. Geez who cannot see the act this fool is putting on.
This man has the Nuclear Football and I wouldn’t trust him to feed my cat.What a lying sack of crap he is.
crapshooting -or- shooting crap
Actually, I really DO believe him.
"Skeet" is a street term for a male emission.
So, when he's with his gay buddies, I bet he skeet shoots a lot.
Like I said yesterday, something to look forward to EVERY day in the line of absurdity and or idiotic statements.
Observing him, his body language etc when someone yells “PULL”, BO looks/acts like the type that would ‘drop trou and pull’.
This is like the ‘Oprah’ show....
Guest says he/she an alkie...OW - I was an alkie.
Guest says she was lesbian...OW - I was a lezbo
Reminiscent of the old song “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better”.......
NO YOU CAN’T/YES I CAN......etc...
Is that a side by side he’s shooting, or is he holding an over-under like a home boy?
Heck, da be on dare own.
Now this “skeet shootin” is BS, you just know this indo-kenyan muslim ain’t going to be around a bunch of people who are holding and shooting loaded guns. Shooting “accidents” do happen.
I would like to take him snipe hunting some dark night! Someone took me when I was about 8 years old, that was mean but he is a grown a$$ed man and he should know about snipe hunting!
He doesn’t go to Camp David because it’s not glamorous enough and doesn’t give him enough camera time. Besides, Moochelle has said she hates it. So, once again, he’s proved to be a liar.
The President added that he doesn’t waste the skeets he shoots but has the Secret Service men bring them back to White House kitchen and “cooked up with a mess of grits ‘n greens”.
He no doubt goes goose hunting with John Kerry too.
[I] do skeet shooting all the time
“Some of my best friends are black.”
I do. I do believe this story. It is as believable as my story about working out all the time./S!
( I work w/ someone who spins tall tales mixed in w/ the real story. When she talks you try & figure out which is which.)
‘at’s b’cause the skeet don’t shoot back.
Mebbe great half-white hunter has bearers to take care of the grunt work...