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TCTI: Too Crazy To Ignore

Dave Ross

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In this photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. The White House released a photo of Obama firing a gun, two days before he heads to Minnesota to discuss gun control. In a recent interview with The New Republic magazine, Obama said yes when asked if he has ever fired a gun. He said "we do skeet shooting all the time," except for his daughters, at Camp David. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)
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Well it turns out the release of that snapshot of the President skeet shooting at Camp David still has not satisfied the Skeeters - and some websites are even implying the picture is a fake because other shots of the president that same day show him wearing different clothes.

What he needs to do is what CNN's Piers Morgan did. Piers went down to a Texas gun range, picked up an AR-15 and after about a sixty-second lesson from an instructor he was firing at a rate of about 200 rounds a minute.

That's a legal weapon you could buy this afternoon at Walmart. And with the number of home owners buying them now, I have to think that crime will disappear probably by this weekend. I know criminals are stupid, but how profoundly stupid would you have to be to go up against a homeowner with one of these?

Although as his instructor explained, it's not just about protection from criminals.

"The military and the United Nations are going to come in and take our guns," said the instructor.

"Do you think the American military would attack its own people?" asked Piers.

"If it's forced to - I don't know. I hope not. I hope that would not happen, but I would think at least 40 or 50 percent would," the instructor replied.

Americans need weapons powerful enough to kill U.S. soldiers if need be.

Which is why the skeet picture has done nothing for the President's gun cred. Skeet shooting is about bird hunting. To get REAL gun cred, the President would have to squeeze off 200-round bursts from his AR-15 and then explain he's just getting prepared in case the Secret Service turns on him.

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Dave Ross hosts the Morning News on KIRO Radio weekdays from 5-9 a.m. Dave has won the national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing five times since he started at KIRO Radio in 1978.


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