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  •  No weird mistake, he didn't confuse the two. (2+ / 0-)
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    kyril, begone

    He recently said he shoots skeet at Camp David. Am old photo was released of just that after media hounded for pictures, shooting skeet using a shotgun at Camp David. I saw clips where they complained angle was wrong or something, no complaints about gun itself.

    He told the shooting champions in 2010 that he practices shooting with secret service, he didn't say skeet shooting.

    He never combined skeet shooting with using a rifle. (Unless there is some other incident I am missing)

    But if we are doing this can't wait to see what the right does with it. Yes, I can wait. In fact I hope I don't hear about it.

    •  What's confusing (0+ / 0-)

      is that he discussed rifle shooting with a rifle team member in this excerpt:

      Obama told the TCU team that he, too, practiced shooting with a rifle. "He said he practiced with the Secret Service," said Riford, who graduated from TCU in May and now works in Fort Worth.
      And then in a different excerpt, also talking with a rifle team member, he mentioned his skeet shooting:
      Scherer wrote that President Obama asked her in which sport she competed. When Scherer told him she was a rifle shooter, he joked about his experiences with skeet shooting.
      Either the diary or the articles didn't make clear that he does both. Also, kind of weird that he asked a RIFLE team member what sport she competed in (unless he was asking which specific rifle event she competed in, but her answer seems to eliminate that possibility).

      Obviously, none of this means anything in the greater scheme of things and I'm sure he knows the difference between a shotgun and rifle, but there are some minor contradictions here that I can't really explain.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 07:55:51 AM PST

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      •  That's not confusing at all (3+ / 0-)
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        begone, joynow, PsychoSavannah

        He didn't just host the rifle team. He hosted something like 17 NCAA Championship teams in one day. Hence he had to ask "where are the sharpshooters from TCU?" when he was speaking to all of the teams at once.

        Everyone showed up in formal attire, so when he spoke to an individual one-on-one, he would have likely to ask which of the NCAA championship  teams they belonged to, since there were a lot of them there.

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