Naturally, a howl of "PROVE IT" went up from the right and their fact-checking lapdogs, with the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler writing:
The evidence suggests that until Obama had access to a shooting range as president, he never went skeet shooting. He certainly did not speak like a politician who had once used a firearm.The White House has now released the photo above, showing the president shooting a gun at Camp David in August, months before the Sandy Hook killings made guns a major political issue. But wait! Kessler also suggested that a reader's demand for more than one such photo was reasonable. Will this be enough for him?
But it is also curious that the White House refuses to provide any documentary evidence that he actually used the shooting range at Camp David, since he claims he uses it “all the time,” or that a presidential friend has not come forward to confirm the president’s comments.
Also, too, no sooner had the White House released the photo than the right began saying it was suspicious; a Washington Times editor tweeted: