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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

Bloomberg said:


The White House released a photograph today of President Barack Obama skeet shooting at Camp David last August after some Republicans expressed doubts that the Democratic president had engaged in the activity.

Obama, who is seeking a ban on assault weapons and other measures to reduce gun violence, told the New Republic in its Feb. 11 issue that he shoots skeet “all the time” at Camp David and respects the nation’s hunting tradition. He was responding to a question about whether he had ever fired a gun.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:29 PM

This is funny to me! :tsu:

Now they are going to have to start putting ol' Barry on the firing range!


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

I saw this coming. He was getting hammered for his skeet shooting comment.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:31 AM

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

View Postacidhead, on 03 February 2013 - 02:31 AM, said:

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I own two shotguns, I have shot them and I continue to use them. There is something wrong about this gun... mainly the smoke coming out the side. I can understand if it is coming out the chamber, but the side of the barrel that suppose to be solid? I smell a photo op.

Edited by Uncle Sam, 03 February 2013 - 05:17 PM.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

View PostUncle Sam, on 03 February 2013 - 05:12 PM, said:

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I own two shotguns, I have shot them and I continue to use them. There is something wrong about this gun... mainly the smoke coming out the side. I can understand if it is coming out the chamber, but the side of the barrel that suppose to be solid? I smell a photo op.

could be, I smell he missed with the first shot, and the tried the second, the barrel position indicates that.
In this video you can see what I mean

http://www.youtube.c...5Me5UoFAM#t=35s

Now, if it was a photo OP it was months ago and little to do with the controversy. What I find cheap though is that this only surfaces after some criticism... probably was afraid that the anti-gun-lobby would not vote for him.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

So he shoots a shotgun?

What is the point here?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

View PostSakari, on 03 February 2013 - 06:07 PM, said:

So he shoots a shotgun?

What is the point here?

hit a flying target.

ED: and as to why, some REpubs have been accusing Obama of never having shot a gun in his life.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

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and as to why, some REpubs have been accusing Obama of never having shot a gun in his life.

Umm this came from a comment Obama himself made about enjoying skeet shooting at Camp David. That was his attempt to relate to the 2nd Amenders. The humor came after his comment.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

View PostUncle Sam, on 03 February 2013 - 05:12 PM, said:

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I own two shotguns, I have shot them and I continue to use them. There is something wrong about this gun... mainly the smoke coming out the side. I can understand if it is coming out the chamber, but the side of the barrel that suppose to be solid? I smell a photo op.

ported barrel. very common for skeet trap shooters

Edited by aztek, 03 February 2013 - 06:53 PM.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:12 PM

Exactly right Uncle Sam.  I haven't fired a shotgun in years, but that almost looks like a black powder type charge, and the asymetric smoke discharge doesn't make sense. :unsure2:


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

Are you people for real? What are you saying? That it's photoshopped?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

lol, it is real, no photoshop involed.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

If people are saying its real, why insinuate that there's something "off" with the photo?

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:36 AM

I think there referring to his shooting posture not the photo :yes:





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