BTW what is Barry shooting at? Maybe he’s snagging a bird late out of the low-house, but generally when I’m busting clays my barrel is a little more inclined.
I must say, he does have a good cheek weld on that gun!
**UPDATE** I only skimmed the article, but I just read this passage:
“The president is holding the shotgun as one would hold and aim a rifle,” said John H. Josselyn, legislative vice president for the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore Inc. “If the President were actually shooting on a skeet or trap range, he would have been wearing a belt with a shell bag or a shooting vest. This is a poorly staged publicity photo intended to deceive the public by portraying the president as something he is not.
Good point! My first time shooting sporting clays I was stuffing shells in my pockets to reload between stations. I was quickly stopped and given somebody’s shell holder so I could carry around my cartridge box on the shooting stations.
He’s certainly not kitted out for a round of skeet, especially if there’s a skeet range or a trap field in camp David, they’d have all the kit you’d need for a fun round of shooting. This could simply be a presser like Kerry’s alleged “Goose Hunt” to somehow align the president with hunters. Very well the gun was loaded for the President, after he was shown how to shoulder it, and the shot was taken to get the precise moment the muzzle was flashing like it did.