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President Obama Goes Skeet Shooting 'All the Time'

President Obama revealed a curious factoid in an interview with The New Republic -- he's an avid skeet shooter, apparently.

President Obama, who as a candidate once claimed some voters "cling" to guns and religion and has launched a renewed push for an assault-weapons ban, revealed a curious factoid in an interview with The New Republic -- he's an avid skeet shooter, apparently. 

"Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time," Obama said. 

The president was responding to a common question asked to gun-control advocates: "Have you ever fired a gun?" 

Obama revealed his skeet-shooting interest -- something that he has not mentioned before -- and went on to defend America's hunting tradition. 

"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," Obama said. "And if you grew up and your dad gave you a hunting rifle when you were 10, 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." 

The president made clear that the women of the Obama family do not go skeet shooting with him. 

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