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Barack Obama: ‘I go shooting all the time’

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TelegraphUK

President Barack Obama has claimed that he goes shooting “all the time”, while attempting to reassure American gun-owners that he respects their rights to use firearms.

Amid conservative anger over Mr Obama’s proposals to ban assault weapons as part of a drastic overhaul of US gun control laws, the president said that he was a keen clay-pigeon shooter.

Asked in a magazine interview whether he had ever fired a gun, Mr Obama said he did so with guests at the president’s rural retreat.

“Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” he said. “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”.

Mr Obama’s plans for tighter firearms regulations were drawn up by Joe Biden, his vice-president, following the massacre of 26 people, including 20 young pupils at a primary school in Connecticut last month.

Mr Biden – whose proposals also include a background check system on all Americans trying to buy guns and a 10-shot limit for ammunition clips – has been quick to note that he owns a shotgun.

The president, however, rarely speaks personally about firearms, and is dismissed by many enthusiasts as an elite urban law professor who does not appreciate America’s heritage of gun ownership.

He accepted in his interview that gun culture in rural areas was “very different” to that in urban areas, such as his home town of Chicago, where it is more frequently linked to serious crime.

“If you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were 10, and you went out and spent the day with him and your uncles, and that became part of your family’s traditions, you can see why you’d be pretty protective of that,” Mr Obama told The New Republic.

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  1. thirdtwin

    January 28th, 2013

    “Uhhh…ummm…can I get me a huntin’ license here? and some a them bullet shells?”

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  2. J Frank Parnell

    January 28th, 2013

    Yes, he shoots shit at the American people and holes in the Constitution. lying sack of Marxist pus.

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  3. NoMoBo

    January 28th, 2013

    Oh, BFH, this is just crying for an image. Sort of like his girly-girl throwing out the first pitch. I can’t imagine what it would look like, though. How does one shoot with a limp wrist?

    And I really believe he goes shooting all the time. Sure he does. Uh-huh. NOT!

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  4. Mackdaddy

    January 28th, 2013

    FLASHBACK: Camp David’s Infrequent Visitor.
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57357.html
    You have to laugh.

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  5. IronyCurtain

    January 28th, 2013

    He respects the framers intention of a second amendment as a safeguard against tyrannical skeets.

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  6. Joe

    January 28th, 2013

    He’s a liar. He can’t tell the truth. It is an insult to people who try to live their lives in righteousness to put up with this liar running his mouth all the time. He is of his father, the devil.

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  7. thirdtwin

    January 28th, 2013

    lol Mackdaddy, ya think any of the MSM stenographers will ask him what his favorite shootin’ iron is at the next press conference?

    Oh, that’s right… he has even fewer press conferences than trips to Camp David.

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  8. CrustyB

    January 28th, 2013

    Oh! You’re pro-hunting! I guess I’m not upset that you’re trampling on my gun rights anymore now!

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  9. MADJACK

    January 28th, 2013

    “And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake”. Obama

    NO, the only mistake is that a whole buncha dumbasses elected you in the first place and then got even dumber and reelected you. :mad:

    There is one word for you Ovomit!

    ********** L I A R **********

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  10. hanoverfist

    January 28th, 2013

    “And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations.”

    Too bad thats got nuthin to do with the second amendment there skippy.
    Now go let Bo cover you up in the Rose Garden like a nice little turd.

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  11. Noelegy

    January 28th, 2013

    According to the White House website, cigarettes are not allowed at Camp David. So nope, I seriously doubt he spends any time there.

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  12. Anonymous

    January 28th, 2013

    I guess hunting was instinctively bred into him since his father had to hunt a wildebeest with to rocks to put on the table for supper as a boy.

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  13. Diann

    January 28th, 2013

    Hahahahahahahahaha

    Yeah, right. And sometimes I eat Kobe beef and wear a twelve thousand dollar dress.

    What a lying ass hole.

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  14. Dr Tar

    January 28th, 2013

    So he squeezes in a little skeet shooting in between rounds of golf? Does the guy ever do any work?

    I wish he’d take Dick Cheney out skeet shooting with him sometime. Cheney knows what to do with lawyers.

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  15. MNHawk

    January 28th, 2013

    Shooting s**t? Shooting baskets? Shooting his wad as Reggie Love?

    I’m sure Junior does a lot of shooting.

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  16. Major Mal function

    January 28th, 2013

    When did “skeet shooting” become slang for picking up strange men in gay bars?

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  17. Houston

    January 28th, 2013

    Total lie. I’m with NoMoBo, I’d love to see him shooting a shotgun. Probably a pink 410 with his logo on the stock.

    Hips forward, huge oversize ear protection and golf gloves on.

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  18. thirdtwin

    January 28th, 2013

    But, but, Noelegy, Michelle said he guit smoking in 2010!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/08/barack-obama-quits-smoking

    She was really pissed off at Boehner for joking about it.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/278579-boehners-inauguration-smoke-joke-had-first-ladys-eyes-rolling

    You can’ t possibly believe she would lie about that.

    /sarc

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  19. RosalindJ

    January 28th, 2013

    It’s to the point where they’re convinced their supporters will believe anything that makes it out of their pie hole.

    I think they’ve severely underestimated the number of non-supporters.

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  20. McFartus Spontaneous

    January 28th, 2013

    Sorry Bathhouse Barry, but playing butt darts with another man does not count as shooting

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  21. BILL

    January 28th, 2013

    Skeet” is actually a form of birth control practiced by the African-American tribes of North America near the beginning of the 21st Centruy. Visionaries of the time (such as Lil Jon and Nelly) recognized the inevitable and everpresent danger of overpopulation in their land and decided to take action. They discovered an ancient form of birth control used by their ancestors that involved “pulling out and shooting” (much like skeet shooting) during sexual intercourse, as to not impregnate the female, or “biatch”. The visionaries spread the word the only way they knew how: rap music. People would listen to the songs of the visionaries during ritual smoking ceremonies and chant “skeet skeet skeet!”. Every tribe of their kind in the land listened to rap music and the idea of skeeting quickly gained in popularity. Soon, the entire African-American tribe had done its part to offset the effects of overpopulation through generations of skeeting on the women that they did not wish to impregnate. However, the other tribes of the land (most notabley, the Whites and Mexicans) did not support the “Skeet Movement”. They continued to grow in number until the Whites eventually ate the Mexicans. The Whites, however, refused to eat the African-Americans for fear of sickle cell anemia, so they all got on a very large boat and went back to England.
    “Excuse me, I didn’t catch your name, but would you mind if I skeeted on you? Seeing as how we just met and all, I am not fully convinced that you would make a good mother, so I am electing not to ejaculate inside of you. Let me go get you a towel.”

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  22. norman einstein

    January 28th, 2013

    “So, Mr. President…after you shoot these skeets, do you dress them yourself?”

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  23. thirdtwin

    January 28th, 2013

    “Ummm, no, Norman, my chef dresses them. I’m goin’ on a snipe hunt next weekend…can’t wait to taste one. They tell me it tastes like dog.”

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  24. locknload

    January 28th, 2013

    I’ll predict the White House rushes some “skeet shooting” photographs to the media before the end of the week as “proof” he knows what end of the gun to hold.

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  25. thirdtwin

    January 28th, 2013

    @locknload…

    They will be about as genuine as his BC.

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  26. Joe

    January 28th, 2013

    About Bamsi working… he don’t have to… Cass Sunstein does all that for him, with Jarrett’s help. The picture above shows a bunch of communists.

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  27. Joe

    January 28th, 2013

    While I’m at it, does anyone ever notice that Valerie Jarrett is always the only woman in a roomful of men? Does she have a “thingy”?

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  28. conservative cowgirl

    January 28th, 2013

    Does someone have to hold him up so the recoil doesn’t knock him on his hiney? Oh, wait. He probably sits down when he shoots, just like he sits down when he urinates.

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  29. McFartus Spontaneous

    January 28th, 2013

    Barry can’t even throw a baseball. Whats even scarier is he can’t ride a bicycle. Shit, my 10yr old babygirl can ride better than he does & throw better, she wears a much “cooler” helmet & smacks a mean double to left center field. Do u really think with those WEAK shoulders he has, that they can absorb a 12 or 20 gauge blast??? Hey HAT, what to happened to my avatar? I cant afford another surfboard with an IOTW sticker on it.

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  30. McFartus Spontaneous

    January 28th, 2013

    Thanks!

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  31. Ty Coon

    January 28th, 2013

    Umm Mr. President,this gun’s for shoot’n, that gun’s for fun. And watch where you point that thang!

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  32. Uncle Dirt

    January 28th, 2013

    I think he is referring to the kind of shooting that Peewee Herman did a few years back…

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  33. KF

    January 28th, 2013

    New 0bama theme song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaXOHCNgYrc
    .

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  34. Truthsayer221

    January 28th, 2013

    Mr.President, the conversation was about ‘shooting’ not ‘shooting up!”

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