I've been able to see two possible interpretations of President Obama's stance on our gun rights for quite some time now. The first stance is the one put forth by the NRA and most of the other gun rights advocates. That is that he thinks very poorly of all shades of gun owners, and that he is biding his time until he can seize upon any available opportunity to roll back the 2nd amendment rights that we have worked so hard to secure. The second possibility is decidedly more moderate, that he's not exactly spending his spare time at the range, but he doesn't have particularly strong feelings on the subject. That he may have osmotically picked up some of the anti-2nd amendment ideas floating around the Democratic party, but he remembers 1994 and doesn't want to pay the steep political cost that comes along with curtailing our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. Notice that in neither case is he a friend to sportsmen, we're talking about a difference of degree here.
Up until this point, I'd have to say that the available evidence is equally compatible with either hypothesis. Lets see if President Obama's Op Ed can tip the scales in either direction: