Saturday, February 2, 2013

President Barack Obama's big gun: Ready, Aim, Fire -skeet shooting! Obama's gun controversy

Looks as if gun law changes will be rammed through on the basis of emotions. I guess it looks better if the President holds a gun. Never mind that the Sandy Hook shootings did not use assault weapons nor would the laws being put through have prevented Sandy Hook killings. This in my opinion is all smoke and mirrors and provides a false sense of security. The government looking out after our good.... By the way do you  see any errors in his photo?

AT the end of the Yahoo news article referenced below, many did not feel the photo was real. Many challenged the authenticity of the photo while others challenged the need for Obama to prove he knows how to shoot.

Obama did have need to back up his claims that he skeet shoots;  according to the White House transcript of the press conference a few days earlier.
Q    Marsha Blackburn has challenged the President’s comments about skeet shooting at Camp David.  She’s skeptical of them and she says she’s a better skeet shooter than he is and wants to be invited to Camp David for a contest.  Your reaction?

MR. CARNEY:  I have none.  (Laughter.)


Q    The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre today testified on the Hill and he in part refuted the idea that universal background checks would make a difference, in part pointing to the administration’s record not prosecuting those who have been found to have illegally purchased guns.  Can the -- what’s the administration’s response?

MR. CARNEY:  Well, it’s a logical fallacy to suggest that universal background checks won’t make a different.  We do absolutely have to enforce the law and we also need to improve our background checks system.  That’s something that -- an issue on which the NRA and Wayne LaPierre is in a very distinct minority, if that’s their position.

So I also can tell you that everyone here was heartened to see Gabrielle Giffords testify today.  She and her husband are going to be the White House later today for a meeting with the President, which the President is very much looking forward to.

Q    And when is the President next going to be speaking out on guns?

MR. CARNEY:  Well, he will continue to make this issue a priority, and I’m sure you will hear from him on this issue in the future, but I have no scheduling announcements to make.

According to Yahoo News and various other news agencies, Obama's gun photo was released by the White House, to shore up the claim of shooting a skeet gun, which in the excerpt above reflects that ne reporter challenged.

"In this photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. The White House released a photo of Obama firing a gun,"

This skeet shooting photo was not seen on the official White House website and yet was released by the White House, making it official White House property and fair use; credits  (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

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