By John W. Lillpop
Barack Obama’s reputation as an anti-2nd-Amendment, anti-gun Marxist bent on disarming the great unwashed masses in America suffered a severe hit recently with the shocking confession that The One goes “shooting all the time.”
Somehow the image of Barack Obama armed with anything more potent than a golf putter strains credulity to the limit.
Nonetheless, as reported at the reference:
But then again, everything in Chicago is linked to serious crime!
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.”
Still, there we have it from the horse’s very mouth. The Messiah shoots skeet!
The big question: Can The One shoot skeet and walk on water at the same time?