Um. No, Elizabeth Snead. You *can't* shoot your foot off that way.

In the process of reporting on a stock photo grabbed by Newsweek for its cover of Governor Palin, the LA Times snarks:

Hey, is that even the right way to hold a rifle? Can’t you shoot your foot off like that?

Take a look:

At least they didn't call it an assault rifle.

Now, if you don’t understand why people are laughing, then I suggest that you show the photo to a conservative that you haven’t ticked off yet [UPDATE: or a liberal who likes guns, many of whom seem quite determined to visit this site expressly to tell me off], and wait until he or she stops laughing long enough to explain it to you.

Via Ace, who notes: “These are the people who presume to set the gun control policy for this country.”