There was much media attention in the USA this month over a photo of Barack Obama shooting a shotgun at Camp David. President Obama said he shot skeet “all the time”, and emphasised that he understood the rights and traditions behind shooting sports. He also said anti-gun campaigners could do “more listening” in the debate over USA firearms laws. The press stunt didn’t do much to detract from misconceptions over guns, however: the New York Times subsequently had to print a correction after referring to Obama’s gun as a rifle.



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