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The White House released this image to bolster the president’s political image.

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Yet another student has been suspended for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.

This time, Daniel McClaine, Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School in Tan Valley, Arizona, made the mistake of se…

  1. Mendel

    I’m not sure which scenario would be more satisfying:

    - This photo is exposed as a fake taken in front of a green screen last week after Obama was caught lying about his shooting hobby, or

    - Obama really does go skeet shooting every weekend at Camp David but forbade his staff from ever mentioning it to prevent his base from revolting.

  2. Frederick Key

    This reminds me of  those Iranian pictures of their awesome space/missile program.

  3. Despair Troll

    That is way too reminiscent of Vlad Putin emerging from the sea with his hands full of Grecian urns.

    I don’t see the connection between the photo of the President and the kid getting in trouble for the gun background.  I put that on the hysteria around gun control through thought control.  I think there was a story earlier about a kid who got in trouble for pointing his finger and making shooting sounds.  I think we can deal with insanities of individuals, but insanities of institutions is something I can’t begin to understand how to deal with.

  4. Mendel
    CoveredUp:

    I don’t see the connection between the photo of the President and the kid getting in trouble for the gun background…. I think we can deal with insanities of individuals, but insanities of institutions is something I can’t begin to understand how to deal with.

    What complicates the school photo is that most school regulations are set forth by administrators who are directly selected and influenced by citizens of the local community.

    As with so many issues, the insanities of institutions are based on a much more intractable problem – the insanities of the common citizen.

  5. Lord Humungus

    This is becoming more and more about suppressing communication, policing thought than anything else.

    Hey! teacher!….leave them kids alone.

  6. wilber forge

    More to the point, what is wrong with this picture ? Likely any gunowner or shooter will tell you.

  7. Lord Humungus

    On another note, what is Mr. President shooting at eye level? I don’t remember any of the skeet clays coming at eye level. Not even trap really. Hmmmmmmm

  8. Concretevol
    wilber forge: More to the point, what is wrong with this picture ? Likely any gunowner or shooter will tell you. · 4 minutes ago

    Ok, here is something strange with the picture….why is there only one choke tube in the gun?  Enlarge the photo and there is clearly an external choke in the top barrel but nothing in the lower.  When you shoot a pair in skeet/trap/sporting clays you shoot one shot with the top barrel and one with the bottom and would have both tubes screwed in.   I suppose in a photo-op though you can probably get by with one??

  9. Lord Humungus

    And what’s that thingie on the end of the upper barrel of that Ruger Red Label? And why is smoke shooting out the side?

  10. KC Mulville
    Central Scrutinizer: On another note, what is Mr. President shooting at eye level? I don’t remember any of the skeet clays coming at eye level. Not even trap really. Hmmmmmmm 

    Oh my gosh, has anyone seen Joe Biden in the last couple of days????

  11. Lord Humungus
    Concretevol

    wilber forge: More to the point, what is wrong with this picture ? Likely any gunowner or shooter will tell you. · 4 minutes ago

    Ok, here is something strange with the picture….why is there only one choke tube in the gun?  Enlarge the photo and there is clearly an external choke in the top barrel but nothing in the lower.  When you shoot a pair in skeet/trap/sporting clays you shoot one shot with the top barrel and one with the bottom and would have both tubes screwed in.   I suppose in a photo-op though you can probably get by with one?? · 0 minutes ago

    I don’t think that’s a choke tube. Skeet, modified and improved cylinder tubes all fit flush with the end of the barrel.

  12. Lord Humungus
    KC Mulville

    Central Scrutinizer: On another note, what is Mr. President shooting at eye level? I don’t remember any of the skeet clays coming at eye level. Not even trap really. Hmmmmmmm 

    Oh my gosh, has anyone seen Joe Biden in the last couple of days???? · 1 minute ago

    I might go for a third Obama term for that….

  13. GLDIII

    Did  EJ photoshop this picture, sure looks fishy..

  14. Paul Dougherty

    What if the kid in Arizona used this picture of the President, as wallpaper?

  15. Concretevol
    Central Scrutinizer

    Concretevol

    wilber forge: More to the point, what is wrong with this picture ? Likely any gunowner or shooter will tell you. · 4 minutes ago

    Ok, here is something strange with the picture….why is there only one choke tube in the gun?  Enlarge the photo and there is clearly an external choke in the top barrel but nothing in the lower.  When you shoot a pair in skeet/trap/sporting clays you shoot one shot with the top barrel and one with the bottom and would have both tubes screwed in.   I suppose in a photo-op though you can probably get by with one?? · 0 minutes ago

    I don’t think that’s a choke tube. Skeet, modified and improved cylinder tubes all fit flush with the end of the barrel. · 2 hours ago

    They fit flush if they are internal choke tubes that fit inside the barrel.  A lot, if not most, sporting guns have external choke tubes in order to make it easier to swap in and out as well as to use longer tubes.  They can be anything from Skeet to full.  That looks to me like an external one the top barrel. 

  16. Lord Humungus
    Concretevol

    They fit flush if they are internal choke tubes that fit inside the barrel.  A lot, if not most, sporting guns have external choke tubes in order to make it easier to swap in and out as well as to use longer tubes.  They can be anything from Skeet to full.  That looks to me like an external one the top barrel.  · 1 minute ago

    I believe that I stand corrected (mine fit flush, so I just assumed….). So your question remains….why one choke?

  17. Concretevol

    Not trying to be a “know it all” C.S.  haha  I know one thing, we would really give someone heck for leaving one out and shooting bare threads!  Of course if you are only shooting one round for a camera…….

    Here are some good ones if you want to take a look:

    http://www.choketube.com/choke-tube-product-details.php?Benelli-Crio-Plus-Choke-Tubes&mf=5

  18. Schrodinger

    Looks like a photo shop job for sure. The smoke coming out from the sides of the barrel seems wrong.

    And I’ve never seen a barrel ported that far back, or in that direction and the smoke coming out of the port doesn’t seem to correspond to the smoke coming out of the muzzle. He seems to be shooting a little low for a target that should be in the air, like a bird, not on the ground like Pauxatauny Phil.

    http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=33946#comments

     

    As for the angle, if legit, he is trap shooting not skeet shooting. It is possible for a low angle for some trap shots.

    trap-shoot.jpg

     

  19. Despair Troll

    Are we really doubting the veracity of the image of Obama shooting a gun?  Are we really going to entertain the notion that instead of simply firing a rifle and taking a picture, that the government is going to risk looking like the biggest idiots in the history of the western world by faking the image?  Is there no limit to the cynicism here?

  20. Schrodinger

    I think this tweet from Plouffe (the Fluff) guarantees it is a fake.

    David Plouffe@davidplouffe

    Attn skeet birthers. Make our day – let the photoshop conspiracies begin!

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/plouffe-challenges-skeet-birthers_699237.html

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