Obama Gun Photo: White House Releases Photo of Obama Shooting A Gun

Looks like Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has a little egg on her face.

In a recent interview with CNN, Blackburn alleged that the president's claim that he skeet shoots "all the time" and demanded photographic evidence that Obama shoots.

"If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why has he not referenced this at any point in time as we have had this gun debate that is ongoing?" Blackburn asked. "You would have thought it would have been a point of reference."

"I'll challenge him to some skeet shooting," Blackburn continued.

Today, the White House released a photo of the president indeed doing what Blackburn said he was lying about: shooting a gun.

"President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012," the caption reads.

Now that we have the photo, can we ditch the claims the president doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to guns?

Of course, you can't see his face... maybe the president needs to release some type of formal paperwork indicating that's him in the photo. Some kind of certificate, perhaps.

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Tom McKay

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