Considering the flurry of punitive measures taken against youngsters lately who dare:

And it’s no surprise that President Obama is getting roundly ridiculed for the photo of him brandishing a pretty lethal-looking water gun during daughter Sasha’s birthday party at Camp David.

The 2011 photo is part of a White House web site gallery that shows Obama just “being a dad” in honor of Father’s Day:

Obama Ridiculed for Photo of Him Playing with Water Gun

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Most prominent of the mockers was Laura Ingraham, who tweeted:

Obama Ridiculed for Photo of Him Playing with Water Gun

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She was joined by a chorus of fellow “isn’t this ironic” revelers:

Obama Ridiculed for Photo of Him Playing with Water Gun

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And the hoots and hollers continued:

Obama Ridiculed for Photo of Him Playing with Water Gun

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Obama Ridiculed for Photo of Him Playing with Water Gun

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Obama Ridiculed for Photo of Him Playing with Water Gun

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And not to be outdone…

Obama Ridiculed for Photo of Him Playing with Water Gun

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