Barack Obama said that at Camp David he and his guests "do skeet shooting all the time". Photograph: The White House/Getty ImagesThe White House has released a photo of President Barack Obama firing a shotgun in a bid to dispel rumours that he had lied about his shooting exploits.
In an interview last week, the president told New Republic that firearm control advocates had to do "more listening" to rural Americans. In a bid to bolster his claim of not being completely against guns, Obama also told reporters that he went skeet shooting "all the time".
That claim was met with scepticism from some of his detractors. "If he's a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen the photos? Why hasn't he referenced this at any point in time?" Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn asked on CNN.
Such demands fo
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