Skip to comments.Obama Claims to Aim at Skeet, but Some Wonder if He’s a Straight Shooter [SKEET PHOTO!]
Posted on 02/02/2013 8:17:00 AM PST by varyouga
WASHINGTON President Obama has taken on N.B.A. stars on the White House basketball court, golfed at the air base that houses Air Force One and even tried to polish his legendarily woeful bowling at the presidential lanes.
But now it turns out that he has picked up a new hobby: skeet shooting at Camp David.
At least that is the way he tells it. In an interview published last week, Mr. Obama said that he and his guests shot clay pigeons all the time at the retreat in the Maryland mountains, a revelation that surprised many and drew a fair bit of skepticism. And then on Saturday, the White House released a photo of Mr. Obama skeet shooting at Camp David in August.
The notion of the president taking aim at targets flung into the air captivated some in the political and social media worlds at a time when he is pushing Congress to enact sweeping restrictions on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. Conservatives scoffed, comics mocked, a congresswoman challenged him to a skeet-shooting contest, a fake picture of an armed Mr. Obama circulated on the Internet, and the White House tried to make the whole matter go away.
It was a surprise to a lot of people in the industry when we saw that and heard that, said Michael Hampton Jr., the executive director of the National Skeet Shooting Association, whose 35,000-member rolls do not include the president. But officially we have no idea whether he does participate or not. Only him or his people would know that.
Mr. Obama is hardly the first politician to draw scorn for boasting of experience with guns...
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In a photo released by the White House on Saturday, President Obama is shown skeet shooting at Camp David in August 2012.
And doesn’t seem to be moving the gun. Stationary skeet?
A staged pic of The Gay Caballero in Chief.
using a malfunctioning teleprompter as a target?
Shouldn’t he be holding it sideways, Gangsta style?
My immediate and exact thought...Maybe when you "do skeet" shooting, there are different rules./sarc
What a menacing dope.
To paraphrase Mr. Rogers...Can you say "photoshop", I knew you could.
That is not a skeet shooting stance.
This is a photo op from the liar in chief.
Put this one with the pictures of the plywood Iranian fighter jet.
he thinks he can pull the wool over everybody’s eyes. If he had ever tried even one single case in even the teeniest most inconsequential courtroom, he would be a whole lot more aware of how hard it is to get people to believe a lie.
I thought skeet were launched up in the air. He seems to be shooting at a target level with him.
besides, those dumb earmuffs he has on would fall off if he tilted his head back
I asked my husband about that....he says, NO, he really could be shooting skeet....
Not likely to hurt himself that way with target ammo and ported barrels but it would be fun watching him shoot a hunting gun with even 3” magnum shells in it that way...
He would do well to drop this and spend more time turning out crazy Muslims who shoot 14 people at a military base.
He would do well to route out Muslims in the military and White House until there is deep scrutiny.
The Islamists have made no hiding that we are the Great Satan that must be vanquished.
He might be shooting AT skeets that way but he'd never hit anything.