by JP Bill - 1/29/13 7:51 PM
Is Barack Obama really a skeet shooter? Doubting Republicans challenge him to shooting contest
Barack Obama has a well-documented history of shooting, but until now it has mainly involved "hoops" with his basketball buddies, the odd frame of pool and a round of golf.
So when Obama added clay-pigeon shooting to that list in an attempt to reassure America's gun lobby, there were those who wondered if the president might be trying too hard.
One Republican politician even challenged him to a shoot-out.
"Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," Obama had told The New Republic magazine, adding that he had "a profound respect for the traditions of hunting". Coming from a president who once mocked small town Americans for their attachment to "God and guns", the remarks were met with a mixture of surprise and disbelief as the debate continued over gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings.
I wonder if the Republican that challenged him is Cheney...The Pres always has medical help close at hand anyways doesn't he?