Skip to comments.W.H. Releases Photo of Obama Shooting a Gun
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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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.
That makes his scarier than dukakis.
It has been suggested he is shooting blanks. That is possible.
Obozo is “strange” on many levels.
Yeah, that could be. I hadn’t thought about the low tower. Myself, I prefer trap shooting—more randomness.
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.
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".
“Aw, you can keep the duck”.
hee hee hee
You made my day.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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...
Someone over on twitter asked why he was shooting black powder.
Hey, lol, I just spent hours making the cartoon - wasn’t thinking about left or right but he does have it against his left shoulder. I would place it against my right shoulder!
Whoops, sorry, I misspoke!! I kept thinking I saw it that way but I actually helped paint it in on his right shoulder, lol.
Ironic, isn’t it.
Great pic though. Thanks.
Couple of possible theories on the smoke one of which is that he didn't shoot anything and the smoke was Photoshopped in by clueless minions. Or - using a blank shell would allow unburned gunpowder to exit the muzzle, although modern smokeless powder still wouldn't produce that much smoke. There are a lot of threads discussing this now... And a whole bunch of photos that are at least as true as his multilayered PDF birth cert!
I get the basic overall thing with Dukakis, but what did he do wrong/incorrectly?
Wow. THAT was quick!
Now if we could just get the birth certificate, college records, etc that fast.
With the picture blown up, now none of it looks right. The end of the muzzle is orange, and where the ports are drilled, you don’t see any smoke coming out.
Whoever organized this, it’s such a poor excuse for a photo-op that the person ought to be fired. We’re going to tear this thing apart.
I’ve been wearing a watch on my right wrist for as long as I can remember. Also went through a period of a few years when I used to sleep with a digital watch on my wrist.
About the only thing I don’t do left handed is use scissors. Everything else, from writing to throwing, including playing guitar, I do left handed.
I’ve used regular firearms (by that I mean right-side ejection) and didn’t really have a problem with the shell ejecting in front of my face, mostly because it’s so fast. Though there was one instance when I was using a 10/22 and a case ejected, bounced off the wall and went down my shirt. Thankfully it cooled off pretty quick.
I'd like to talk to the brain surgeon that removed the scope from her skull.
I use a Browning BPS (bottom eject). You don’t have to go looking for them, they right in front of your feet.
I use a Browning BPS (bottom eject). You don’t have to go looking for them, they right in front of your feet.
Hey, we want a video, not just some crappy picture. I want to see him loading (showing us a close of of the shells coming out of the box, shooting both, reloading, etc.)
C’mon. Where’s our video?
We demand a video. The days of single photos is over, mr. president. This is the video era! Get with it. I thought you were mr. high tech. Wassa matta? Chicken to take the video challenge?
“Hey,y’all, can I git me a Skeet Shootin’ License here?”
- barack obama
If the gun (shotgun) did anything from the right, it would be the first time that Obama ever did anything from the RIGHT. And probably the last time, too.
I’d like to think that he was just “blowin” smoke”.
Dick Cheney. Report to the Skeet area immediately. Your replacement partner is there.
When will the pictures of the kenyan marxist engaging in homosexual sex be published?
When the “right people” are through with him.
His real past is out there, awaiting the right people to expose it.
His purported history is totally conjured. Created out of whole cloth. Nothing but lies, hence the pieces do not fit.
Rhambolina has probably shot his share of skeet with Dear Leader too.
Those restrictions are on other WH photos of him. I have seen it before.
Hope the guy running the trap was OK, cause he sure as ..... wasn't shooting the pidge!
Re: “Aiming kind of low”
I think he’s aiming at the skeet launcher and pulls the trigger when he hears the warning buzz.
It appears to be an O/U that is ported. This is a common practice in skeet, trap and sporting clays. It has a what appears to be a factroy recoil pad indicating that it’s not used very much. One problem is that porting would produce smoke from both sides of the barrell and I’m not sure of the vertical angle of the smoke. If he’s shooting at a clay target on a skeet field, he’s pointing way too low. This photo will likely raise more questions from Freepers who do shoot the clay target sports. My guess is that they gave him a shotgun and took a posed picture.
Please check out posts 51 and 64.
Tell me what you think.
Nice pic but misquoted. The Quote is “I do skeet shooting at Camp David” not “I go”
Whatever is at the end of the barrel looks metallic. There is no blur, so I assume it is not the projectile.
What type of camera would be necessary to freeze the action of a shotgun discharge to capture the projectile? Shutter speed?
In a very controlled enviornment that is possible. This is outdoors and appears adhoc.
It is (if real) one frame of a very high speed camera series that could also display the charge leaving the muzzle.
Such a camera is used on Myth Busters to display shooting results. It appears as slow motion
It will happen when his masters deam him of no further use.
The attachment at the end of the barrel looks like brass to me. Not yellow plastic.
I know there are cameras that freeze motion, but 1500 fps is pretty fast.