Carney unimpressed by Blackburn's skeet shooting challenge

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Obama said in an interview with the New Republic that at Camp David, “we do skeet shooting all the time." It was an attempt by Obama to explain that he sympathized with sportsmen during the debate over new gun control laws. 

Obama has called for universal background checks, a renewed assault-weapons ban, and limits on magazine capacity in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting that left 20 children and six staff members dead.

Blackburn, asked about the president's claim, told CNN on Tuesday she was skeptical the president actually practiced shooting.


“If he’s 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. 

The lawmaker then said the president "should invite me to Camp David, and I’ll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I’ll beat him."

Asked Monday why there were no pictures of the president shooting at Camp David, the press secretary said said Obama went to the retreat "to spend time with his family and friends and relax, not to produce photographs.”

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