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Sunday, February 3, 2013

I totally feel safe about my gun rights now

Because, hey, Barry shot skeet, right?


via Hot Air.

And he looks so comfortable. I guess that's because he "does skeet shooting" all the time. Right? Or maybe not.
News of President Obama's apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president's "awkward" attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons.
This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with Obama.
"The only time he shot skeet was for President's Cup," said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. "I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn't leave fast enough."
Skeet shooting "is very hard," said the source. "Especially for someone not used to guns ... He couldn't have been more uncomfortable."
The source said a friend of his recalled Obama skeet shooting one other time at Camp David -- very early on in his first term.

I don't know why he thinks that claiming to have fired a shotgun once or twice means we will think he believes in our Second Amendment rights. No one thinks he does. Some folks like that, some don't. But the fact of the matter is, he claims to respect our right to have weapons to hunt or shoot at targets or whatever, but refuses to acknowledge that the right to bear arms has nothing to do with those things. The founders of this nation recognized that we have the right to bear arms so that we can oppose tyranny.  "Consent of the governed" takes on a whole new meaning if the governed are armed. Progressives don't like that idea.

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