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Obama Gun Photo Released By White House

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President Obama has fired a gun. The White House released a photo of Obama skeet shooting at Camp David in order to silence critics who were skeptical about the President’s experience with guns.

Last week, Obama told Chris Hughes, the editor at The New Republic, that he has fired a gun several times during skeet shooting trips up at Camp David.

Obama said:

“Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time. Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.”

After Obama’s comment went public, several politicians questioned the President’s claim saying that there has never been any photo evidence that showed the President holding a gun.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, told UPI:

“If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why has he not referenced it at any point in time as we have had this gun debate that is ongoing?”

Well, now there’s proof. The White House posted the Obama gun photo to its official Flickr account this morning.

The photo shows Obama firing a shotgun on August 4, 2012.

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What do you think of the Obama gun photo? Are you surprised to see the President shooting a shotgun? Do you think the photo makes his argument for gun control stronger or weaker?

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29 Responses to “Obama Gun Photo Released By White House”

  1. Ron Dunn

    I have no problem Obama shooting a shotgun because I use them for bird hunting I do not use a AR to kill a bird. Bottom line keep your hands off my shotguns.

  2. Allan King

    At a campaign event in Lebanon, Virginia in 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama said that he will not take Americans' guns away.

    "When you all go home and you're talking to your buddies and you say, ah 'He wants to take my gun away.' You've heard it here, I'm on television so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away."

  3. Allan King

    At a campaign event in Lebanon, Virginia in 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama said that he will not take Americans' guns away.

    "When you all go home and you're talking to your buddies and you say, ah 'He wants to take my gun away.' You've heard it here, I'm on television so everybody knows it. I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away."

  4. David Rowe

    His shooting "form" SCREAMS novice who hasn't quite learned how to even hold a gun. Sure, he's a skeeter…right.

  5. Mehdi Jawadi

    He's the president of the most powerful super power to ever exist…he better have access to guns! And he's not seeking to deny your right to own guns. I'm not going to sit here and try to tell you to change your mind, because it takes a lot of intelligence to do so. Until it happens to you guys, then you guys can come up with some BS reason as to why it's different "this time." It's not the Liberal agenda taking away our guns, instead its a terrorist killing our children. But this isn't a fucking GAME! People are getting shot the fuck up because a white boy gets sad, and it needs to stop! Its you crazy assholes kids' that are going out there, using your extremely, unnecessary, super weapons, and FUCKING KILLING PEOPLE! This isn't political, people are fucking dying! Get your heads out of your secluded, redneck asses, and be reasonable! If need be, shoot yourself to test it out, and tell me what you think.

  6. Michael Fitzgerald

    It's a fake no sign of recoil what's so ever. A fake period.

  7. Michael Roger

    I think it's hysterical that the prez-o-dent is so media-conscious and insecure with himself that he thinks he has to contrive this photo. It's ridiculous.

  8. Michael Roger

    I don't use a shot gun to stop overzealous hords from looting my store. I use an AR-15 (which, by the way stand for Armalite-15, not "assault rifle-15).

  9. Michael Roger

    who puts their buttstock on top of their shoulder anyway? should be tucked into his shoulder nice and comfortable. he looks terribly uncomfortable. definitely not a shooter.

  10. Heather Ely

    He's a HYPOCRITE! Why can't folks see that? He speaks one thing, does another. He thinks NO rules apply to him. He will have an entire arsenal of his own, while stripping us of ours. He is a PHONY! He is a LIAR!

  11. Sue Ann Smith

    Look at you fools. You are just as hilarious as the Birth Certificate loonies.

  12. Alan Cavalier

    Elevation looks a little low for skeet, also. And for just firing, there's NO rise in the barrel and

  13. Paul Warner

    Allan, you don't remember his mention of "shovel ready jobs" in his push to pass his stimulus do you!? How about his statement that he believes marriage is between a man and a woman? No? His adamant defense for our countries youth, yet a strong supporter of partial birth abortions? He talkes about us still having our hunting rights, the 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting! Idiot! How about his promise to cut our deficit in half in the first year? How about ObamaCare not being a tax in order to sell it to the American sheeple? Remember him saying something to the effect that the ACA will REDUCE health care costs? IRS says in just a few more years average cost for family insurance could reach $20,000/yr. I could go on all day, but don't have the time. His whole life is full of lies and deceit! Keep snorting that pixie dust, seems to be doing wonders for ya!

  14. Alan Cavalier

    Elevation looks a little low for skeet, also. And for just firing, there's NO rise in the barrel and no shoulder twist. Plus that stock should be lower in his shoulder cup so his trigger hand and arm is more in line with the gun, making it a more accurate and more comfortable shot. It's either Photoshop or a photo-op.

  15. Jay North

    They released this photo to prove to the paranoid gun rights advocate that Obama's was speaking the truth. Typical mistrust of government, and this is the very reason why they introduced the 2nd Amendment to appease paranoid citizens about their own government. Read http://rationalexaminer.com for a discussion of the issues around gun control.

  16. Alan Cavalier

    Besides, this whole argument sidetracks us from the real argument. The 2nd amendment is NOT about skeet or hunting. It IS about keeping the citizenry of The United States armed with both weapons AND the ability to keep its government at bay. Cab you imagine what this government would do with an unarmed (or an under-armed) population that is unable to stand up to it. There is a reason that one of the first things the Russian Communist Left did was to take away guns from the Russian citizens, when they took over after their revolution.

  17. Anonymous

    The photo shows him holding a gun for a photographer. They later added smoke coming from the barrel in Photoshop. You don't shoot skeet directly in front of you. There's no recoil.. etc etc.. It's as fake as BO himself.