Photo released of Obama shooting a gun…. CNN Political Ticker
(CNN) — One could say this photo shoots down any remaining skepticism.The White House on Saturday released a photo of President Barack Obama shooting skeet last August, backing up a claim he made in a recent interview that some Republicans questioned.
“Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” Obama said, answering a question about whether he had fired a gun before. He said that his daughters had not participated but that he has “a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.”
The caption accompanying the official White House photo says it was taken at Camp David — the Maryland presidential retreat — on August 4, 2012, his 51st birthday.Obama’s answer drew skeptical reviews from Republicans, including Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, who spoke Monday on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.”