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Photo released of Pres. Obama firing a gun

Published 5:39am Sunday, February 3, 2013

WASHINGTON — The White House has released a photo of President Barack Obama firing a gun, two days before he heads to Minnesota to discuss gun control.

In a recent interview with The New Republic magazine, Obama said “yes” when asked if he has ever fired a gun. He said “we do skeet shooting all the time,” except for his daughters, at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.

The White House photo released Saturday is dated Aug. 4, 2012, and shows Obama shooting at clay targets on the range at Camp David.

The rifle is cocked in Obama’s left shoulder, his left index finger is on the trigger and smoke is coming from the barrel.

Obama is pushing a package of gun-control measures in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

  1. Scott Bute

    I wish I had a dollar for every politician that posed for a photo op while shooting or hunting and then turned around and attacked the Second Amendment. Obama claimed today that “if we can save one child’s life, it (new gun laws) will be worth it.” I have a novel idea Mr. President, you have the power to save over 3,000 lives every day by helping to ban abortions but of course that will never happen. Your Veep also weighed in on the proposed new gun legislation saying that it will not save any lives. For once, I agree with him.