Gun Photo of Obama Sets Bad Example for Children of America

The White House sent out a publicity photo of President Obama shooting a shot gun.

“The photo, taken by White House photographer Pete Souza, depicts a sunglasses-wearing Obama firing what appears to be a Browning Citori 725, the shotgun wedged against his left shoulder, a pillow of white smoke emerging from the barrel.”

The President is supposed to be an example for the children of America. What does a photograph of the President of the United States shooting a deadly weapon do to the mental health of young children? It's squeezes them between two moral dilemmas. Should they follow the example of the President of the United States or should they abide by no-tolerance gun edicts?

When it was learned that Bill Clinton engaged in oral sex with Monica Lewinsky, news stories reported that middle school and high school students were engaging in the practice because, as the president said, it wasn’t really sex. Kids aren’t stupid. They don’t fall for the line, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Kids can spot hypocrisy a mile away.

Now we come to zero-tolerance policies on weapons that are a part of every every public school in America. Any talk or depiction of a weapon can get a child suspended. Here are some examples:

  • A kid makes a gun with his fingers. He gets suspended from school.
  • A New Jersey second-grader drew a stick figure shooting a gun. It got him a one-day school suspension.
  • “The mother of 7-year-old Kyle Walker told an Atlantic City newspaper (The Press) that her son was suspended for violating the district's zero-tolerance policy on guns. She says her son told her he'd drawn a water pistol. Kyle gave the picture to another child on the school bus, and that child's parents complained about it to school officials."
  • “Four kindergarten boys were suspended in 2000 for playing cops and robbers, even though they were using their fingers as guns."
  • “A 5-year-old boy is facing suspension after building a Lego gun at his Massachusetts school.”
  • Then there’s the story of a gun that makes bubbles. Out she went even though the toy was never in her possession.
  • A high school student in Florence, Arizona, was suspended because of a picture of an AK-47 on top of a flag that he used as his desktop background on his school-issued computer. A teacher noticed it and turned him in..

The parents of these suspended children should sue the schools using the following defense: “If the President can shoot a deadly weapon, why can’t my child pretend to portray a gun by using fingers, drawing a gun on a piece of paper, or make a gun out of Legos?”

The Left is trying to claim that President Obama is not anti-gun by showing him shooting skeet. Give me a break. The Second Amendment is not about shooting skeet. It’s about self-defense and a deterrent to political tyranny.

Kids were shooting one another with their fingers and saying “bang, bang” for decades with no school shootings like we have today. Something has happened to our moral culture. It’s not the fault of the guns but the people who decide to pull the trigger.



  • DontTreadOnMe11

    Back when kids pointed fingers at each other and said bang bang was a different time. Most of the kids had a mother AND father in the home and were taught right from wrong. That is not the case today.

    • patriot2

      the liberals are trying to dumb down the kids & insure shootings at a later date.I had guns when I was a kid,hauled them across town & hunted with them,nobody even they try to portray gun owners as villians.well not in this state.

      • marcella

        Stupid liberals make no sense.

        • patriot2

          not too smart either if they think we believe that's a real picture & proves obama is gun friendly.

      • Rooster

        When I was in school, we had a rifle team. I could carry my gun to school on the bus and take it into the classroom to lean against the wall til after class. Nobody thought twice about it. Everybody hunted here. Even the girls.

        Now pointing your finger and saying "bang" gets you suspended. And yet we're supposed to believe that oblamer loves guns. What kind of idiots do they take us for?

  • freeman

    What can you say this man in the white house lies all the time. He does what he needs to do. I think Hittler was the same way, wasn't he?

  • jong

    Its even worse when this fraud said that he was shooting skeet. He must have been taken back to his days in Chicago when he might have exchanged fire with drive by's. The weapon needs to be elevated in order to engage the clay target he is shooting straight ahead. Nice try photo just another stunt.

    • marcella

      He knows nothing of manly or competitive sports. Probably the most activity he's openly participated in (other than the Chicago Gentlemen's Club) is lighting a joint.

      • jong

        I guess the "low-down" on Obama is just that.(LOL low-down also the fag club run by Wright)

  • jb80538

    I own shotguns and enjoy shooting trap and skeet. None of my guns ever have any white smoke come out of the barrel when I shoot. Maybe that's because the gun powders used today are considered "smokeless" The photo of barry shooting is an obvious phony!

    • patriot2

      yeah that picture is kind of a waste.there is a picture out there I believe though,it's this pic with the shotgun blowing a hole in the constitution.I have the same problem with the smoke & what's the deal with the smoke coming out of the side of the barrel?

      • Rooster

        Muzzle brakes. exhaust ports EDM'ed into the barrel to reduce recoil. (see Mag-Na-Port Arms). That's what the smoke from the sides of the barrel indicate.

        • OldNYFirefighter

          Should be out both sides, not just one.

        • patriot2

          you just don't see them much on shotguns & there's way too much smoke.if they wanted us to believe obama knows the barrel from the butt they'll have to do better.

      • Carl Stevenson

        If you zoom on the picture, you cam see that the barrel is ported. However, the fact that there's nothing coming out on the close side of the barrel illustrates that the pic has been altered ... It's no more legit than his birth certificate, draft registration, or social security number.

      • refurb001

        The most I've seen at dusk if a flash out the END of the barrel. Maybe the prez was using reloads that didn't have smokeless powder..

        • OldNYFirefighter

          Or blanks like are used in Follywood. They use very light loads & don't use smokeless powder so it produces smoke on purpose.

    • Smirking Wolf

      Durnit! I thought the Prez had a compensated barrel to protect his shoulder cause he was shooting so much. Durn! I am so miffed.

      • patriot2

        if he has a compensated shotgun or anything else he's got the lawyers keeping it under cover like his bc & records.

    • Gary Johnson

      jb80538 ONE does NOT see the smoke when shooting it as you will not see the muzzle blast. But if you are viewing from the side you will see it and a picture that is taking a shot at a very high speed it can capture what the eye will miss.

      • colkcs

        Who in the hell is going to be using a "high speed" camera on a skeet range? What a POS. You liberal ass-kissers will do anything to protect this phony. I've shot skeet and have never seen this sort of smoke either from my weapon, or from others shooting with me...even when "viewing from the side". You have no f'n idea what the hell you are talking about.

    • bob machaffy

      Hey people don't let this golden opportunity go to waste, supply every child with pix of their presidente to take to school, what are they going to do suspend every child
      for having a pix of the president at one of his favorite weekend retreat activities skeet shooting with a rifle.

  • deesposito1

    I do not support the president, but the headline of this article is so full of crap!

  • Pizzed Off

    You can't legislate against stupididy, but you can make it part of the rules and regulations. Idiots like that who have control of our children should be professionally ostracized, but it won't happen because these idiots are in charge of writing the rules and regulations.

  • Doodlebug

    I think parents should tell their kids to completely ignore the present day president, just don't listen to one word the dummicrat donkey has to say, most of which are lies anyway. Once they've done that, the parent needs to practice what they preach. We all would be better off if we simply shut this jerk out of our lives. I turn off the TV/radio every time he comes on. I can't stand the sight of him anymore and hate it when this site has his arrogant face plastereda ll over it, such as above and at every article I want to read.

    • Carl Stevenson

      He'd love it if everybody stopped watching him ... You'd never know what was going on until they came to haul you off to the camps ... Wake up and push back.

  • PaladinFirearms

    The last paragraph says it all.

  • MaryAnn F. Kohl

    That was a photo op to show how Obama is not against guns. So stupid.

  • noitaint

    Now that he has a gun, i hope he joins the NRA. I'd love to go hunting timberdoodles with him.

    • TEX

      Maybe he will go hunting with Cheney!!!

      • Cheney shot me

        Shooting your friend in the face - we can all agree was a BAD example

        • noitaint

          Stuff happens. I'd go hunting with Cheney anytime. at least i'd know enough to stay out of his shooting zone.

  • Don Bahn

    I have a loaded Hand gun at the ready, it has not fired by it's self in 20 years.

  • Kathy Young

    Violence isn't a gun issue. It's an issue of mental health and of evil. Satan is alive and well in murderers and gun control advocates.

  • Kathy Young

    It's clear to all gun owners that the picture of the prez shooting the gun was fakey.

    • TEX

      What else would you expect??Everything else about the little bug-eared fck is fake!!

  • raccman

    Any photo of the Marxist Fraud is a bad example for U.S. Youth !

  • Watchmanonwall

    Will the white house issue its 10 best skeet recipes? How about "how to hunt snipe" I wonder if the picture is photoshopped as much as his birth certificate?

  • Silas Longshot

    Just another mile marker for liberal hypocrisy.

  • TEX

    They need to start posting obamas picture on billboards and sides of buildings,if they really want people to run out of ammunition!!

  • CCblogging

    This will give my age away. I remember when we had guns in our truck rear window gun racks in plain sight at school. No one gave it a second thought and there were no shootings as I recall.

  • Gray Ryder

    Yes, that is on one sorry minor image of the wrong that he has projected. The world sees his image ever time he opens his mouth. How anyone can repeatedly tell one lie after another and still expect respect is the joke of all time.

  • martha chandler

    It speaks it lies, but how does this square with the children he used when he signed the 23 executive orders???

    • Carl Stevenson

      “The state must declare the child to be
      the most precious treasure of the people.
      As long as the government is perceived as
      working for the benefit of the children,
      the people will happily endure almost any
      curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”
      Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler

  • Jude O'Connor

    These are the wacko's who are the authority in our schools now think about this, what does this say about their intelligence?

  • Gary Johnson

    it is OBVIOUS NOW that Obama IS a GUN NUT!!!

  • napensnake

    It makes me wonder what picture he will produce to prove that he is "pro-gay"

  • Vic Bailey

    This Socialist Comunist S-IT has to END! America is not a bunch of tattletales, they are a proud bunch of people that DON'T jump to conclusions! We have let this Socialist Comunist way of thinking to where we are afraid of the BOGGEYMAN, WAKE UP PEOPLE, the kids are NOT going to shoot you in your sleep with a WATER GUN! Semper Fi.

  • madinillinois

    This administrations "agenda" that is supposedly - Do as I say, not as I do - needs to be stopped, immediately!!

    Under the U. S. Constitution & our individual states rights - we should be protecting the rights of our children, and instructing them as to what they are. Parents in the home need to insure that the younger generations simply fall into line and follow this "shepherd to slaughter".

  • Carl Stevenson

    Obama sets a bad example for the children of the US on a daily basis by lying, being corrupt, being a tyrant, violating the Constitution and his oath thereto, and on and on.
    Despite the picture being obviously contrived, if not outright fake, in some sense showing children that guns are OK and not evil might just be the only good and don't thing he's ever done.

  • Breeze13

    I too think it's terrible to show obama, the bloodthirsty terrorist shooting a weapon of war in America. I would like to know if he had a mental health check before getting this weapon. He could have gone off and shot children. Oh, the horror.

  • The Old Man

    I don't know much about skeet shooting. But from what I've seen most skeet shooters aim up N O T straight out in front of themselves.

  • Jude O'Connor

    This zero tolerance BS would stop completely if the schools were locked down and all teachers and staff drug tested before they could leave the building. Never happen and why not? Unions, drug test them too.