03skeet_image2-articleLargeThe recently released photograph of President Obama reportedly “Taken at Camp David – the Maryland presidential retreat – on August 4, 2012, his 51st birthday,” is a complete fake.

As a lifelong shotgunner, I immediately smelled a rat.  Nothing in the photo looks right and upon closer examination, it is a complete fraud.

One need go no further than examining the ports on the shotgun.  Ports are tiny holes sometimes drilled near the muzzle (the business end of the gun) to release energy and reduce recoil.  They serve as a pressure release valve of sorts.  One will immediately notice that there is smoke coming from the right side of the gun in the photo as well as out the front.  The only problem is that there is no smoke coming from the ports on the left side of the gun, clearly seen in the photo suggesting that the smoke was doctored into the photo.  Furthermore, the smoke exiting on the right side of the gun does not match the port pattern on the left.  If this gun was being fired as suggested by the White House, then the smoke would be coming out the ports on the gun clearly seen in the picture and evenly on both sides.

To add insult to injury, the smoke pictured is not clearly defined and appears to be moved by wind.  At this stage in the firing process, this phenomenon would be nearly impossible.  The smoke should look like it is being rapidly forced out small holes instead of something wafting from a chimney.

A photo taken at this stage of the firing process would also reveal the forces of recoil upon the shooter.  There would be a wave of energy passing through the firearm into the shooter’s body and evidence would exist somewhere in this photo that this phenomenon was happening.  This would appear like a slow motion picture of a boxer receiving a knockout blow.  The shooter’s body would give some evidence of reacting to the recoil, especially someone not wearing heavy clothing as in the picture.

One need go no further than the port evidence to prove fraud, but further evidence shows that the President was not shooting “Skeet.”  Skeet is a specific shooting game involving a skeet field with distinct shooting houses.  If he were shooting skeet, there would be a skeet house over the shooter’ shoulder from this camera angle.  There is none.  Additionally, his barrel is almost horizontal and that would not be consistent with someone shooting skeet.  At a minimum, it would be elevated at around a forty-five degree angle to almost vertical.  One could give the President a break and acknowledge that he probably doesn’t know the difference between skeet, trap, and sporting clays, but someone who recently stated, “Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” should then know the difference.

Further evidence would suggest that the smoke in the photo is somewhat heavy and is more consistent with the kind of smoke coming from a blackpowder gun, not a modern shotgun. Without a doubt, this photo has been doctored for whatever nefarious reason.  It appears as though the shooter was merely holding a gun with the smoke being added in later.

This begs a simple question.  Why would the President of the United States go to such efforts to lie to the American people about something as simple as shooting a shotgun?  Makes one wonder what other lies he has been telling us. President Obama you’re a complete fraud and this picture proves it.   

Image: Source: The White House; Pete Souza