This Is the President Holding a Smoking Gun

Connor Simpson

Addressing the controversy that arose after people didn't believe the President when he said he shoots skeet at Camp David, the White House released this photo Saturday to hush up the non-believers. 

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During his much discussed interview with the New Republic, the President said "we do skeet shooting all the time," but some didn't believe him because they think the President couldn't actually operate a firearm. The skeet-shooting truthers were born. Jon Stewart thought those people are/were idiots. And it looks like he's right! Because here's the President quite literally holding a smoking gun.

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Former Obama staffer David Plouffe did his best Dirty Harry impression on Twitter, daring people to accuse them of photoshopping the picture: 

Attn skeet birthers. Make our day - let the photoshop conspiracies begin! m.flickr.com/photos/whiteho…

— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) February 2, 2013

At least one Buzzfeed writer (!??!) obliged:

something fishy about #skeetgate photo. the angle of the barrel is all wrong for skeet flying through the air. twitter.com/BuzzFeed/statu…

— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) February 2, 2013

also, there's the second puff of smoke allegedly coming from Obama's shotgun. that's not normal. #grassyknoll

— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) February 2, 2013

So this is already off to an amazing start.