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Jan 29, 2013 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Excerpted from The New York Daily News: President Obama’s claim that he goes skeet shooting “all the time” at Camp David has been met with some raised eyebrows, and a challenge from one Republican congresswoman who offered to test his skills in a competition.

The President embraced the hobby when he was asked by The New Republic magazine if he’s ever fired a gun.

“Yes, in fact up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” Obama replied.

The comment came as a surprise to people on both sides of the gun control debate.

It appeared to be the first time the President has mentioned a skeet-shooting hobby. And while Obama has been photographed playing basketball, golfing and biking – he hasn’t been snapped shooting at clay pigeons.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn was one of several skeptics who say the President isn’t being a straight shooter about his gun hobby.

“If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn’t he referenced this at any point in time?” Blackburn said Monday night on CNN.

The Tennessee Republican then issued a challenge.

“I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I’ll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I’ll beat him,” she said.

Other doubters weighed in on Twitter.

“You’re telling me the guy who sends out photos of himself at every opportunity doesn’t have any showing skeet shooting?” wrote conservative commentator Katie Pavlich.

“Obama says he goes skeet shooting all the time. Haha, right… and I gave up a career in the NFL for talk radio,” quipped Glenn Beck.

As the questions lingered on Tuesday, a photo surfaced that appeared to show the president, dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, wielding a gun at Camp David. The photo was tweeted by The New Republic and others before it was discovered to be a fake.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said during Monday’s press briefing that he’s “not sure how often” Obama’s shot skeet.

“I don’t know how often,” he said. “He does go to Camp David with some regularity, but I’m not sure how often he’s done that.”

The reporter persisted, asking if there are photos of the President shooting skeet.

“There may be, but I haven’t seen it,” Carney said.

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