President Obama weighed in on skeet shooting and the perils of football during an interview with The New Republic.
The president admitted he had actually fired a weapon in a question and answer piece titled “Barack Obama is not pleased – The president on his enemies, the media and the future of football.
“Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.”
He was also asked about his appreciation of football and the physical hardships it takes on the players:
“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.
“I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our consciences quite as much.”
I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they’re grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with conclusions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That’s something that I’d like to see the NCAA think about.”
So a few thoughts here — does President Obama have a gun license?
Does he really believe the Second Amendment was meant to protect hunters?
And is he actually suggesting that college football players unionize?
Rush Limbaugh was right last year when he predicted liberals would attempt to destroy football.
And perhaps he should worry about reducing the violence in Chicago — than on the gridiron.