Obama: \”We Do Skeet Shooting All The Time\” At Camp David

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In a sit-down interview with The New Republic , President Obama was asked if he ever fired a gun. His response?

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

Obama said that while his daughters don\’t participate, he does have guests come up to join him. He also said he had \”profound respect\” for hunting traditions and warned gun control advocates not to dismiss those traditions:

Part of being able to move this forward is understanding the reality of guns in urban areas are very different from the realities of guns in rural areas. And if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were ten, and you went out and spent the day with him and your uncles, and that became part of your family\’s traditions, you can see why you\’d be pretty protective of that.

So it\’s trying to bridge those gaps that I think is going to be part of the biggest task over the next several months. And that means that advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes.

Read the full interview here.

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