today’s wedgie

We here at NSSF were somewhat bemused over the controversy that sprang from President Obama’s assertion that he shot skeet on a regular basis, and the second wave of commentary that attended the White House release of a photo to prove it. There’s a reason we’re citing the New York Times coverage in the link above — we’ll get to that later.

The assertion came as no surprise to us, because NSSF sponsored and oversaw the renovation of the skeet field at Camp David. We provided one of the industry’s top facilities consultants, and donated tens of thousands of dollars of machinery, consulting and oversight to build the regulation field. We provided countless hours of shotgun and safety instruction as well. We were honored to provide this service for the office of the Presidency, and our investment appears to be paying off by recruiting new shooters. Welcome, Mr. President


  1. bocopro
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm |

    Truth here is that the only thing Uh-Bamugh has ever shot is his mouth off when he brought up the topic, saying “we shoot skeet all the time.” It is to laugh.

    Precisely the sort of amateur blunder that prevents me from joining the ranks of those who believe he is plotting a coup. Sorry, but he’s just not clever enough.

  2. Thomas M.
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm |

    The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s headquarters is in Newtown, Connecticut, three miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  3. mech
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 6:52 pm |

    A fine letter and I hope it is picked up by the lamestream media and other more significant outlets.

    I enjoy it but as a member of the choir, realize that the message needs much wider distribution.

  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm |

    I’d have a hard time addressing a malignant dork so politely.

  5. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm |


  6. Steve Skubinna
    Posted February 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm |

    Pretty sure this is waaaaacist. Yup, no doubt at all. Because “skeet” is one of those right wing dog whistle words, just like golf and Chicago.

    And you notice the emphasis on hearing protection, which is a thinly veiled attempt to mock his ears? Which have nothing wrong with them, but lay off his ears, you reich wing RethugliKKKans.

  7. Thunderbottom
    Posted February 9, 2013 at 6:11 am |

    Obama: “We shoot skeet all the time.”
    Michelle: “They’re sure good eatin’ – hard to clean, though.”

  8. Murphy(AZ)
    Posted February 10, 2013 at 1:49 am |

    To the rest of the World: the NSSF didn’t install that range at Camp David for the One-der Gunner.

    A question for the NSSF: you ever shoot skeet with him? EVER?