POTUS shoots clay
targets on the range at Camp David
February 02, 2013
The White House has released a recent photo of President Barack Obama
shooting a shotgun, in response to a lawmaker who questioned whether he
had ever been skeet shooting.
The president's top communications adviser, Dan Pfeiffer, sent the
picture out Saturday morning on Twitter after critics expressed doubt
about Mr. Obama's claim that he goes skeet shooting "all the time."
shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David on Aug. 4, 2012."
With the United States engaged in a major debate over limits on gun
ownership, the president recently told an interviewer he frequently
takes part in the sport. When The New Republic magazine asked, "Have you
ever fired a gun?," he responded, "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do
skeet shooting all the time."
Before the photo was released, Republican Representative Marsha
Blackburn said, "If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of
this? Why have we not seen photos?"
Blackburn challenged the president to a shooting competition. The White
House has not responded.
Obama has introduced a series of legislative proposals and executive
orders intended to reduce gun violence in the United States, but he has
said he strongly supports the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,
which gives citizens the right to own guns.