If Obama thought releasing that pathetic photo of his allegedly shooting a rifle was going to quiet his critics, he’s got another thing coming.
“That looks pretty pathetic. That’s not skeet shooting,” chuckled Rick Davenport, of the Erie County Sportsmen’s Federation.
In the photo, Obama is shooting straight ahead.
“In skeet shooting, you’re either shooting high or you’re shooting low! This is nothing but pandering to the sportsmen and hunters,” Davenport said.
New York Rifle and Pistol Association President Tom King said Obama’s 12-gauge Browning Citori shotgun must have jammed because gun owners will see right through the p.r. offensive.
“We’ve seen this p.r. stunt before. This is what all the gun banners try to do. They try to ingratiate themselves with us,” King said.
“You really think this photo is going to make us think Obama is a pro-gun friend of the Second Amendment?” King said, laughing. “Go figure.”
Rick McDermott, an upstate gun-rights activist, said Obama is shooting blanks.
“This is all political posturing. It’s a PR stunt to show that Obama feels our pain. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with skeet shooting.”
Meanwhile the White House pretty much begged people to Photoshop the image. People quickly complied.