White House releases photo of Obama firing a gun


Gun control is more than a political issue for President Obama.

The commander-in-chief, in a picture snapped last August, showed his mastery of a shotgun while skeet shooting during a Camp David getaway.


The White House released the photo Saturday, possibly to muzzle critics who suggested Obama was posturing when he talked about target shooting in an interview with The New Republic magazine.


The picture of Obama shows him with a literally smoking gun, its barrel pressed against his left shoulder as he pulls the trigger. It was taken on his 51st birthday.



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