Amid a push from the White House and progressive Democrats for tighter gun control laws, President Obama revealed today he made time for shooting during retreats. The revelation came in an interview published this morning in which the president was asked if he had ever held a gun.
“Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” he responded to the New Republic.
“Not the girls, but oftentimes guests of mine go up there. And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake,” he said.
The New Republic interview is here:
Also I have heard for well over a year that The President has shot handguns with the Secret Service on occasion and enjoyed it…
As an aside, apparently Scalia & Kagan have become hunting & shooting buddies…