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• The White House released a photo of President Obama skeet shooting on Saturday, following a wave of skepticism about Obama’s claim that he participates in the sport “all the time.” The photo, taken on August 4, 2012, shows Obama shooting clay targets at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. The “skeeter” flap began when Obama told The New Republic about his Camp David hobby, raising some eyebrows. “If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos?” Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said earlier this week. “I think he should invite me to Camp David, and I’ll go skeet shooting with him. And I bet I’ll beat him.”
• David Plouffe: Attn skeet birthers. Make our day – let the photoshop conspiracies begin! http://t.co/fBCWx0dW
• The National Rifle Association, which has rejected Obama’s proposals, scoffed at the photo. “One picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun-control scheme imaginable,” said Andrew Arulanandam, the organization’s spokesman.
• Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Reportedly Killed at Shooting Range; Suspect Arrested: A man is under arrest in connection with the killing of two men at an Erath County, Texas, gun range, police said. One of the victims is reportedly former Navy SEAL and best-selling author Chris Kyle. ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that three sources said Kyle, author of the New York Times bestselling book, “American Sniper,” and a neighbor of his were shot while helping a soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome at a gun range in Glen Rose. The suspect, identified as Eddie Routh, 25, was arrested in Lancaster, Texas, after a brief police chase, a Lancaster Police Department dispatcher told ABC News.
• ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle fatally shot at Texas gun range: A former Navy SEAL who wrote “American Sniper,” a best-selling book about his lethal career as a marksman in Iraq, was shot to death with another man at a gun range near Stephenville, Texas, on Saturday. Chris Kyle, 38, and the other man were found dead at the shooting range of Rough Creek Lodge on Saturday afternoon, Texas Highway Patrol spokesman Lonny Haschel told KXAS. The gunman, identified as Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster, Texas, was arrested after a brief pursuit, Trooper Haschel said. The other victim was named as Chad Littlefield, aged 35. Kyle, a Texas native who grew up hunting, served four tours in Iraq with Navy SEAL Team 3. His shooting during battles in Ramadi and Fallujah became legendary, and insurgents nicknamed him the “Devil of Ramadi” and put a bounty on his head. He was credited with 160 confirmed kills, including one in 2008 in which he said he fired from 2,100 yards away — 1.2 miles. The Star-Telegram described him as “America’s deadliest sniper.”
• The Turkish far-left group DHKP-C claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, according to a statement on a website linked to the group, news agencies reported. The statement posted Saturday on “The People’s Cry” website said Ecevit Sanli carried out “an act of self-sacrifice on Feb. 1, 2013, by entering the Ankara embassy of the United States, murderer of the peoples of the world,” according to Reuters and The Associated Press.