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W.H. Releases Photo of Obama Shooting a Gun
The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 2, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 02/02/2013 8:09:57 AM PST by Texas Fossil

This morning, the White House released a photo of President Obama shooting a gun:

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

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bho44; bhobanglist; campdavid; dearleader; guncontrol; ilduce; obama; obamaskeetphoto; obamaskeetshooting; photo; secondamendment; serialliar; shotgun; skeet
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To: drbuzzard; FlingWingFlyer; flintsilver7

A lot of high end skeet guns are ported. When I see an over and under like the one he has, ported as that one is, you can bet it’s borrowed. Guns like that can run anywhere from $1,000 and up (generally up). If he owned a gun as nice as that, he’d have bragged about it by now (I sure would have). To port an over / under like the one he has they drill like 10 holes in the top of the barrel to reduce recoil. It’s weird to see a shotgun ported, but it’s not uncommon.

101 posted on 02/02/2013 11:05:27 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: Texas Fossil


That makes his scarier than dukakis.


102 posted on 02/02/2013 11:05:58 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: savedbygrace

103 posted on 02/02/2013 11:14:00 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: savedbygrace

It has been suggested he is shooting blanks. That is possible.

Strange photo.

Obozo is “strange” on many levels.

104 posted on 02/02/2013 11:31:00 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: MN Doc

Yeah, that could be. I hadn’t thought about the low tower. Myself, I prefer trap shooting—more randomness.


105 posted on 02/02/2013 11:46:22 AM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: hummingbird
Porting is putting a series of holes [at an angle] in the top of the barrel to direct the propellant gases to reduce felt recoil.

That puff of white smoke close to the muzzle indicates porting [to me]. Porting will also reduce muzzle rise from firing, but it increases the muzzle blast and flash.

106 posted on 02/02/2013 12:23:17 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Texas Fossil; All

Barack Obama is having national backlash problems over his recent attempt at gun confiscation measures using the Sandy Hook childern as his scapegoat.

In an emergency meeting with Vallerie Jarrett, David Axelrod and Jake Carney, it is decided that the only clear way to attempt to diffuse the uproar over his gun-grabbing stance is for Obama to be seen as a "Pro Second Amendment - man of the people".

The decision is made that Obama will go duck hunting, (like Kerry did in 2004) a sure positive photo-op to prove he's really "pro-gun".

They take Obama to Cabelas, fix him up with a camo-outfit from hat to boots, an 870 12 gauge pump and arrange for a Maryland hunting permit so they can leave and return from Camp David to do the photo-op.

Just outside of Camp David, the Obama entourage comes upon a large field with the perfect setting for the photo-op and the group exits the Presidential motorcade to begin the hunt with the Obama boot-licking MSM following Axelrod, Carney and Obama as they begin their duck hunt.

An hour has almost passed with no sign of anything "duck-like" to attempt to have Obama shoot at, when suddenly a group of about six ducks appear from out of nowhere flying from left to right in front of Obama and the entourage.

With much excitement from Axelrod, Carney and the half dozen press members specially choosen for the photo-op, they start to cheer wildly for Obama to take aim at the ducks. Obama racks a shell into the chamber as he lifts the 870 pump to his shoulder for his first shot which misses. The group cheers louder as the second of three loaded shells also misses it's mark.

With the group in an almost frenzy and the ducks now flying almost out of range, Obama makes his last attempt with his remaining shot.

It's a hit!!

Feathers fly as the shot finds it's mark, but because of the distance, the duck does not immediately fall to earth as hoped, but is wounded and continues a downward flight path towards a farm with a large barn and a fence separating Obama from his prize photo-op duck. The duck hits the barn and drops to the ground not far from what appears to be the main house on the substanially sized farm.

A quick decision is made by Carney and Axelrod that Obama should retrieve the duck and the press should wait at their present position while this happens and do the pics when he returns to avoid the apperance that Obama merely "winged" the bird and had to go and fetch it.

It's about a walk of one hundred yards before Carney, Axelrod and Obama reach the property fence and after climbing over it is about another one hundred yards to arrive at the barn where they see the duck lying on the ground.

As the three of them start to retrieve the duck, a booming voice, along with the sound of a shotgun chambering a shell, hollers: "What do you three gentlemen think you're doing tresspassing on my property??"

Axelrod answers first: "We're terribly sorry sir. President Obama was duck hunting and he wounded a duck which flew to this spot beside your barn. We were just retrieving the duck".

Obama replies next: "Hi! I'm President Obama and I want to apologize for us tresspassing on your property to get the duck. We will just take the duck and be on our way."

The farmer replies: "I can tell you three have never been duck hunting in Maryland before because you don't know the rules about the "Maryland Duck Hunting Challenge".

Carney, Axelrod and Obama look at each other in confused total bewilderment as Obama asks:

"What is the 'Maryland Duck Hunting Challenge'???"

The farmer replies: "Here in Maryland, if you wound a duck that lands on someone's property, you can't simply go and take the duck without completing a challenge from the property owner of his choosing."

Obama replies: "Well we had no advanced idea about the rules here in Maryland. What would be your choice of a challenge so that I can take my duck?"

The farmer replies: "One of the most common challenges is the "Groin Kicking Contest".

Obama asks:" Groin Kicking Contest??"

The farmer answers: "The Groin Kicking Contest consists of the two of us trading kicks to the groin with the last one standing becoming the owner of the duck".

Axelrod and Carney quickly look back two hundred yards away at the press reporters awaiting the President's return. Along with Obama the three huddle and discuss the situation.

Axelrod, with Carney in complete agreement, tells Obama: "If you walk back to that group of press people without that duck, your can kiss your second term "Good-BYE". You'll be nothing but a laughing stock for ANY agenda you had hoped to accomplish until you leave office in 2016. Everyone from Leno, Letterman, Stewart, Rush, Hannity, O Reilly and Beck will have a field day with it if you don't!! You HAVE to do the challenge!!"

Obama looks back at the press waiting for him, looks at Axelrod and Carney who are giving him the "WELL..what's it gonna be??" look as he slowly turns to the farmer and reluctantly nods in the affirmative as he says to him:

"OK. I accept your challenge."

The farmer says: "Fine. "The Maryland Duck Hunting Challenge" rules state that the property owner is the one who always starts the challenge, so I will get to kick you first."

Obama looks down at the heavy looking steel-toed workboots of the farmer as he reluctantly replies:"Well OK".

Obama hands his shotgun to Axelrod as Carney starts to cheer Obama to victory."You can do this!!" Carney tells Obama. "Yes we can!!" hollers Axelrod.

Obama and the farmer walk towards each other until they are close enough to begin the contest. Both men are seriously sizing up the situation as Obama opens his stance to receive the first attempt fom the farmer.

"Are you ready to begin??" ask the farmer.

Obama takes one more glance at the waiting press, a last wary glance at a confident Axelrod and Carney and replies:

"OK. I'm ready!!"

Obama then closes his eyes and awaits the farmer's first kick.

The farmer's tremendous kick lifts Obama at least a foot off of the ground as Obama returns to earth landing in a fetal position heap of extreme groaning and almost unbearable pain.

Axelrod and Carney are in complete disbelief with the power of the kick just administered to the President. They both scream at Obama who is rolling on the ground "Are you OK????"

Obama is unable to respond due to the severity of the kick he has just received and continues to try to get to his feet after what has seemed like an unrecoverable first kick from the farmer. It has been about five minutes since the kick and now Obama is starting to recover.

"You have GOT to get up!!" screams Axelrod. "Your whole legacy and progressive agenda depend on it!!!"

Obama finally makes eye contact wth Axelrod and Carney.

Carney pleads to Obama: "Man you have to get up NOW!! The press is back there trying to see why you aren't returning with your duck. You CAN'T come back empty-handed!!"

Obama is finally able to attempt to stand up. Axelrod and Carney help him to his feet as Obama unsteadily stands looking at the farmer and says:

"OK....that was a pretty substantial first kick from you in our challenge" (as Axelrod and Carney back away to let Obama stand on his own).

"You see that group of press people over there??" Obama yells the farmer."They are expecting me to come back over there with that duck. People have counted me out before but I have always surprised them with a victory be it Obamacare, destroying the coal and oil industry, both of my elections and now my plan to finally disarm the American people."

"I WILL win this contest!!" Obama promises as his energy starts to return."According to the rules of The Maryland Duck Hunting Challenge", it is now MY turn to kick you in the groin!! Spread your legs and get ready because I'm going to give you at least as good as you gave me and see if YOU survive it!!!"

The farmer replies:"Aw, you can keep the duck".

107 posted on 02/02/2013 12:55:23 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

“Aw, you can keep the duck”.

hee hee hee

You made my day.

108 posted on 02/02/2013 1:27:36 PM PST by Texas Fossil (')
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To: Texas Fossil
Now, here's a President that knew what guns were for and how to use them. One of his many appearances in the series "Death Valley Days".

109 posted on 02/02/2013 2:02:20 PM PST by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: Evil Slayer

Dutch did not look awkward with a firearm.

Shame that too few like him are in Hollywood now. But remember those in CA who ruined a beautiful state.

110 posted on 02/02/2013 2:07:26 PM PST by Texas Fossil (')
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To: Texas Fossil
It has been suggested he is shooting blanks. That is possible.

I read that, and I understand. Still, if he were shooting a load, even birdshot, it would bruise his cheek, I think.

But I reserve the right to be wrong. LOL.

111 posted on 02/02/2013 2:35:16 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: BluH2o

I’m left handed too, what does that have to do with anything? Do you know how difficult it is to find a decent guitar?

112 posted on 02/02/2013 3:23:45 PM PST by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: savedbygrace

It is obvious this is something he does not do regularly.

Funny what a camera can capture.

I am still puzzled at what the object on the top barrel (the one fired) actually is. If it is a barrel reducing sleeve, it must have been ported at the same time the barrel was. Strange.

113 posted on 02/02/2013 3:29:17 PM PST by Texas Fossil (')
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To: FlingWingFlyer
That isn't the way someone who "shoots all the time" would hold that shotgun. IMHO.

I would think that if you shot like that once, you'd never do it again. Surprised he didn't bruise his face AND his shoulder.

114 posted on 02/02/2013 3:42:24 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: wastedyears
I’m left handed too,

Which hand do you wear your watch on?

It seems odd that he shoots lefthanded, and wears his watch on his left wrist. Also, the gun barrel appears to only be ported on one side. I'd think a person who shoots left-handed would have a left-handed gun, and that left-handed gun would be ported on the left side so it didn't vent in front of your face.

115 posted on 02/02/2013 3:47:42 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Texas Fossil

116 posted on 02/02/2013 3:49:29 PM PST by potlatch
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To: tacticalogic

Speaking of watches, why would a president wear one? Afraid his ever-present lackeys will be distracted?

Actually, in the day of ubiquitous cell phones, why would anyone wear one except as a mere fashion statement?

117 posted on 02/02/2013 3:53:26 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: potlatch

He is a leftie. The cartoon is shooting right handed.

No way, will Obozo be able to hit the clay birds. I doubt he even shot at them. Suspect he simply shot the gun, sort of.

118 posted on 02/02/2013 3:53:33 PM PST by Texas Fossil (')
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To: tacticalogic
I'd think a person who shoots left-handed would have a left-handed gun, and that left-handed gun would be ported on the left side so it didn't vent in front of your face.

First - watch goes on right wrist.. (Threw that in because I am also right - as in correct - handed as opposed to wrong handed people who think they're right...)

Next, if you look at the photo of the gun you will note that there are ports on the left side of the gun also, but for some strange reason the smoke (BTW - why is there smoke?) emanates from only the right hand ports...

119 posted on 02/02/2013 3:58:33 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Someone over on twitter asked why he was shooting black powder.

120 posted on 02/02/2013 4:17:04 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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