Larry Keane of the Connecticut-based National Shooting Sports Foundation thinks the President could use some tips on his shooting. In an article titled “Skeet-Gate: Some Constructive Advice,” Keane offered his expertise after critiquing the recently-released White House photo of Obama shooting clay targets at Camp David:
“Mr. President, try leaning a little further forward into the shot to better manage recoil. Keep your feet about shoulder width apart, and put more weight on your leading foot. You appear to be shooting a gun with “neutral cast,” to wit, a straight stock. Since you’re shooting left-handed, you may want to look into a different stock cast to better accommodate you. And if you’re going to get a custom gun, make sure they measure your length of pull first. Proper gun fit makes an enormous difference in accuracy, and thus in your enjoyment of the sport.”
Keane’s certainly not in the Skeet-truther camp, and said the President’s assertion did not come as a surprise because his organization sponsored and oversaw the renovation of Camp David’s skeet field. “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,” said Keane.
After an extensive analysis of Obama’s shooting technique and attire, Keane–who testified at a hearing in Hartford last week–turned to the issue of gun control. He closed with a warning to the president about the pending legislative debate: “Believe me, we’re watching that even more closely than the pictures of you shooting a shotgun at Camp David.”