Posted: Feb 2, 2013 7:01 PM
Updated: Feb 2, 2013 7:02 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House has released a photo of President Barack Obama firing a rifle, 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 National Rifle Association, which rejects Obama's gun control proposals, scoffed at the photo. Andrew Arulanandam, the organization's spokesman, says "One picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun-control scheme imaginable."
Obama is pushing a package of gun-control measures in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
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