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Wed Aug 20 08:49:26 SAST 2014

Photo of Obama firing gun released ahead of gun control talks

Sapa-AP | 03 February, 2013 08:33
President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Maryland, in this White House handout photo taken August 4, 2012.
Image by: WHITE HOUSE / REUTERS

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 August 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, Connecticut, school massacre.

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