The President just punched the NRA in their lobbyist mouth.
In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama told the magazine that he goes skeet shooting at Camp David. Conservatives naturally don’t believe the President, because we all know that Kenyans don’t skeet shoot.
So the White House just released this picture of President Barack Obama skeet shooting at Camp David. When skeet shooting, a person uses a shot gun in an attempt to break clay disks that are flung into the air. Yes, it’s not violent in the sense that it does not harm a living thing, and thus may not count in conservatives’ mind — but remember, they need their guns for “sporting” and this president does not get it because he also uses a gun for sporting activities.
Blow a conservative’s mind by sharing this picture with them, taken Aug. 4, 2012:
This picture was released today and the President is heading to Minnesota to discuss gun control. You can see where Obama’s going with this. And no, conservatives won’t win by trying to paint Obama as coming for their guns, but that doesn’t stop them from trying.
I’ve been increasingly perplexed at the number of conservatives who post on Facebook that “the government” (aka: Obama is coming for my guns!) doesn’t know about their guns, so they can’t take them away. One such conservative (who has several kids living at home) then proceeded to detail where the 90 guns (a real story) are located in his home, and which ones are loaded (under the bed!)– only proving that conservatives don’t understand the Patriot Act they love so much and also, some people should not be allowed to have loaded weapons in their home.
Too dumb to know better than to tell all of your kids’ friends where your loaded weapons are? You’re too dumb to have one.
I doubt you can count fast enough to start the countdown to the conservative conspiracy theories about this photo, but I’ll start if off with the predictable accusations: That’s not a real gun, that’s not real smoke, that’s not the President, that gun has no birth certificate, skeet can’t vote, ACORN!… Your turn.
Update: David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) created a new meme with his skeet birthers tweet, “Attn skeet birthers. Make our day – let the photoshop conspiracies begin!”
Update #2: The skeet birthers bit.
Image:The White House, Pete Souza
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