(White House photo)
WASHINGTON (February 2, 2013)--The White House released a photo Saturday that shows President Barack Obama firing a gun.
The release came two days before the president heads to Minnesota to discuss gun control.
In a recent interview with The New Republic magazine, Mr. Obama said "yes" when asked if he has ever fired a gun.
He said "we do skeet shooting all the time," except for his daughters, at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland.
The White House photo released Saturday is dated Aug. 4, 2012, and shows Mr. Obama shooting at clay targets on the range at Camp David.
The rifle is cocked in Mr. Obama's left shoulder, his left index finger is on the trigger and smoke is coming from the barrel.
Mr. Obama is pushing a package of gun-control measures in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.