What Was Obama REALLY Shooting At?

ALL YOU CAN SKEET DEPT.

To quiet those who have questioned the president’s gun use, the White House released a photo over the weekend that showed Obama skeet shooting. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words — but in this case, the picture is only telling half the story (so, it’s really only, like, 500 words…600 words max). What was really in Obama's sights? We can only speculate.

A Sneak Peek at MAD’s Next Back Cover

VIEW TO A SHILL DEPT.

Earlier today, Vice President Joe Biden delivered his report on gun violence to President Obama. Now, we deliver to you a sneak peek at our upcoming back cover. We’re sure that all Americans will want to proudly hang it in their home, though not all for the same reason. Pick up a copy of MAD #520, on sale February 19, to get your frame-worthy print.

MAD Exclusive: Map of the Biggest Gum Owners in Your Neighborhood

FUNNY, YOU DON’T LOOK CHEWISH DEPT.

Taking a cue from Westchester County’s Journal News, which recently published the names and addresses of gun permit-holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties, MAD boldly uses this same exposé technique to focus attention on another problem afflicting Americans of all ages: tooth decay among gum owners. How bad is the situation in your neighborhood?

The Unabridged NRA Statement

SPIN-SANITY DEPT.

On Tuesday, the National Rifle Association released its first statement regarding the horrific shooting in Newtown, CT. It was brief and concise — mainly because much of the original draft was edited out. Fortunately, a copy of the unabridged version was made available to us.

Norman Rockwell’s Freedom from Fear Updated

At one of the darkest times in our country’s history, Pearl Harbor and World War II, Norman Rockwell, inspired by a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, painted his “Four Freedoms” series. Each of the paintings depicts  a fundamental freedom that people everywhere in the world ought to enjoy — freedom of Speech and Worship, and freedom from Want and Fear. Tragically, three days ago in Newtown, Connecticut, one of these freedoms again came under assault.

Mitt Romney Mounts Big Bird's Head on the Wall

YELLOW AND GOODBYE DEPT.

In last night’s Presidential debate, Mitt Romney vowed to kill Federal funding for Big Bird if elected President. After consoling the millions of weeping toddlers across the nation, we wondered what Mitt’s Christmas card would look like if he does assume the Oval Office and make good on his promise. Snuffleupagus, beware!

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