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January 29, 2013 - 6:43 am

A Tennessee Republican has challenged President Obama — who claimed he likes to pump off some bullets while at Camp David — to a skeet shooting contest.

“He should invite me out. I want to know if he’s shooting with a .12-gauge or .20-gauge. I prefer a .20-gauge,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said this morning on CNN.

Blackburn denied that suggested Obama was making up his story, but said there should be some photographic proof.

“This is a hobby, then I think he should invite me to Camp David,” she said.

When needled on whether she really believed Obama’s claim, Blackburn reiterated, “I would think if the president said he’s skeet shooting. I would like to know with what regularity he’s out shooting play pigeons and like I said, is he using a .12-gauge or .20-gauge.”

“I will take my own gun — a .20-gauge,” she added.

Blackburn first brought up the challenge Monday on CNN. “If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why hasn’t he referenced this at any point in time?” she said. “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.”

In an article published Sunday by the The New York Times, Obama said, “Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time.”

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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