President Obama said that first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaObama to travel to South Pacific island to work on memoir: report Obama and Trump haven’t talked since inauguration For Democrats, no clear leader MORE once told him she might want them to own a gun depending on where they lived.
Obama made the admission Thursday night during a CNN town hall on guns.
The president said Michelle Obama made the remark while they were campaigning in Iowa.
Obama fielded several questions during the town hall as he sought to explain his controversial executive actions expanding background checks to curb gun violence.
"I have never owned a gun," Obama admitted to CNN's Anderson Cooper, who moderated the town hall. Obama said he has uses a 12 gauge shotgun at Camp David for skeet shooting.
Obama noted that "other than hunting for wild pig," using guns for hunting or sports wasn't as popular growing up in Hawaii as in other parts of the country.