February 2, 2013

Photos: Presidential firepower

The image of a U.S. president holding a gun is certainly nothing new. A number of men who have held the nation’s highest office have been pictured holding firearms, from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush.

Photos by The Associated Press

Future President George W. Bush searches the sky at a dove hunt in Hockley, Texas, in 1994.

President Theodore Roosevelt, the undisputed outdoorsman, appears in a shooting outfit in this undated photo.

President Calvin Coolidge shoots at clay pigeons at his vacation home on the Brule River at Superior, Wis., in 1928.

President George H.W. Bush displays a rifle given to him as a gift, in Billings, Mont., in 1992.

Former President Jimmy Carter sights down the barrel of a shotgun at a firearms sports show in 1984.

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