The White House has released this photo of the President performing one of his many shooting adventures.The photo is of course an an attempt to rationalize that the President understands and can sympathize with all those gun owners he’s trying to criminalize. After all you can’t call someone a bitter clinger if you don’t care about them.
Still this effort at rationalization is pretty pathetic. It’s the equivalent of someone saying, “I’m not racist/homophobic, I know plenty of black/gay people”. Pretty weak argument. If you can’t win on logic, this sort of desperation only makes you look worse.
Some people know are claiming the picture might be photoshopped. Maybe it is, but I don’t think so. Still there are plenty of signs the President has no idea how to shoot(Shocking). You can’t blame him, I have no idea how to write internet code either, because I’ve never learned. While the photo is real it’s probably(most certainly) firing a blank.
I’m a relatively new shooter, but I can tell you anybody firing a gun like that is asking for trouble. His hands are poorly placed, the butt is too high on his shoulder, his cheek is resting on the butt, and he’s standing straight up rather than leaning into it.
What’s amazing is that with such a poor position on such a large weapon the President is apparently immune to recoil. In the hands of a mere mortal that gun would buck so hard he’d drop it on account of the recoil and pain from his imminently bruised shoulder.
Which is why the gun was probably firing a blank round. Following this picture should’ve been a news story when it was taken that the President hurt himself shooting. That’s not a problem with a blank because there is little to any recoil since nothing is being fired down the barrel but smoke.
Still the photo will have the intended affect as the low-information voter won’t know the difference or care anyway.
Posted on February 3, 2013, in No Hope For America, Problems to Ponder and tagged gun control, gun rights, guns, obama, photoshop, politics, president, shooting, skeet, white house. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.