White House posts Obama shooting picture on Flickr

WASHINGTON. February 3. KAZINFORM The White House has released a picture of Barack Obama skeet-shooting - seemingly to settle a row over whether the president had fired a gun before.

Mr Obama recently told the The New Republic magazine: "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."

The photo , dated 4 August 2012, shows Mr Obama standing in jeans, polo shirt, sunglasses and ear defenders, aiming a shotgun that has a smoking barrel, Kazinform refers to BBC.

He is due in Minneapolis on Monday to discuss his gun-control proposals.

Asked this week why more had not been said about Mr Obama's shooting habits before, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said: "Because when he goes to Camp David, he goes to spend time with his family and friends and relax, not to produce photographs."

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