Sunday, February 3, 2013

- Obama's Skeet Shooting Photo

The only time a liberal ever mentions owning a gun is when they are trying to pass a law making illegal to own one. With that said, you should never listen to anyone's opinion about guns, shooting sports, or gun laws, if they don't own a gun themselves. I'll bet $10,000 that Obama borrowed this one.

There are some people out there saying that this isn't real because skeet shooters aim higher than this. They do if they know what they're doing. But if you're a rookie with no experience in the sport, just trying it for the first time, or if you're particularly bad at it, you will wait too long to shoot - until the bird is just about to hit the ground.

The point is, as someone who has shot thousands of rounds of skeet, and has made it a kind of vocation to take inexperienced shooters to the range, I think this is really Obama doing exactly what he says. I think the picture is legit.

He's doing it badly I'll wager, and he might even be pushing the limits of what's safe. I also don't know if this happened when they say it did. But I believe it's really him skeet shooting.

His form isn't very good, but that's not necessarily an indictment. Some of the best shooters I know have bad form. One friend of mine hit 22 birds out of 25 on his very first time out while doing virtually everything wrong. I myself shoot left handed and have a somewhat unconventional style, while still hitting a reliable 95 of 100.

So there is something we can learn from this. While Obama is obviously passionately dedicated to the principle of a disarmed populace, if it's left up to him, the over under shotgun will probably be the last set of weapons they confiscate. Duck hunters everywhere rejoice - you can feed the croc all the 'assault weapons' and semi-auto pistols you like. And making you all feel like it's safe for you to do so, is the whole point of this spectacle.

The thing that amazes me is that even doing something like this, President bike helmet still seems to make it look feminine. My wife, a very petite 100lb brunette, still looks tougher than he does while shooting. But I give him credit. Effete academic Chicago ward heelers like Obama don't typical debase themselves with firearms unless it has something to do with the 'righteous rage of the proletariat'. It must have been a moment of curiosity - trying to see how the other half lives.

I'm sure he and his people spent the whole time making Dick Cheney jokes and imagining Rush Limbaugh running for his life.

5 comments:

frithguild said...
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frithguild said...

This was taken supposedly on his birthday - after a round of golf Arrived at Andrews at 8:47 am. Hmmmmmmmm

frithguild said...

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/birthday-golf-obama_649318.html

Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

The White House warned against photoshopping of this pic. So Obama is the King now? He is above ridicule from us peasants?

I can't wait until the shopped versions hit the web.

ikaika said...

ya know, he is really thin, almost biafran in stature.