Written by Andrew Forgotch
Last updated on June 07, 2013 @ 2:51AM
Created on February 05, 2013 @ 5:34PM
As President Barack Obama continues to advocate for stricter gun laws following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School a new picture has surfaced that has some folks doing a double take.
The picture apparently shows the president firing a gun shooting at clay targets.
The picture came to surface because in a recent interview the president was asked if he ever shot a gun.
President Obama responded, "Yes, we go skeet shooting all the time."
That raised some questions because he had never mentioned that publicly before.
In order to east some of the doubters, White House officials released the picture.
In the photo you can clearly see the President firing a gun.
The picture is causing a stir with folks who oppose stricter gun laws.
Officials with the National Rifle Association have scoffed at the photo. In a statement they said, "one picture doesn't erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban".
Tyler Channel, a West Virginia Student, told 5 News he doesn't think the picture is a big deal.
Channell said the President isn't shooting a gun that's slated to be banned. However, he also mentioned that if picture was released to drum up support for the President's legislation that he thinks it's going to take more than a simple photo to get anything passed.
"Guns, at least in American society, have been around for years," Channell said. "I think it's going to be hard to ban any type of gun."
An official with the National Skeet Shooting Association said the photo suggests Obama is a novice shooter.
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