27 Jan

‘I go shooting all the time’

Amid conservative anger over Mr Obama’s proposals to ban assault weapons as part of a drastic overhaul of US gun control laws, the president said that he was a keen clay-pigeon shooter.

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.

The Telegraph

       

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One Response to ‘I go shooting all the time’

  1. Ditto says: 1

    I’ve read all over the Constitution, Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist Papers, and Constitutional Congress writings, but I can’t find a single mention of skeet shooting. Maybe Obama is confusing the US Constitution with a posh country club membership.

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