Katie Pavlich
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In a ploy to get more people on his anti-gun bandwagon, President Obama claimed to the New Republic last weekend that he "goes skeet shooting all the time" at Camp David. Immediately everyone was skeptical of the claim and even White House Press Secretary Jay Carney couldn't give reporters a solid number of times Obama has gone skeet shooting, nor could he produce a single photo of Obama doing it.

Not surprisingly, it turns out "all the time" means "once."

News of President Obama's apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president's "awkward" attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons.

This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with Obama.

"The only time he shot skeet was for President's Cup," said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. "I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn't leave fast enough."

Skeet shooting "is very hard," said the source. "Especially for someone not used to guns ... He couldn't have been more uncomfortable."

Awww skeet shooting is hard? Not for Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn whose challenge to a skeet shooting competition with Obama has gone unanswered.

 “I tell you what I do think — I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I’ll go skeet shooting with him and I bet I’ll beat him.


Obama "goes skeet shooting all the time" just like he was supposed to be "really good at basketball."

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Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is also the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.

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