It’s probably not surprising that American gold medalist, U.S. Olympic shooter Kim Rhode is a huge supporter of the Second Amendment. After all, she is a sharpshooter.
However, what might surprise you is her intensity about it and how public she is willing to go with out, no matter the costs.
“I’m definitely becoming more vocal because I see the need,” Rhode said.
According to the Guardian, Rhode attacked new guns laws signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, saying that it makes it harder for her to practice for her sport.
“We just had six laws that were passed in California that will directly affect me,” Rhode said. “For example, one of them being an ammunition law. I shoot 500 to 1,000 rounds a day, having to do a background check every time I purchase ammo or when I bring ammo out for a competition or a match — those are very, very challenging for me.”
Rhode was referring to a series of laws signed on July 1 that many commentators have called “gunpocalypse,” according to Breitbart. it contains the usual liberal things, such as no “high capacity” magazines and further bans on “assault weapons” – that will more than likely not stop a single crime from happening.
She also said she did not agree with President Obama’s attempts to build a gun database. When the Guardian asked Rhode about recent mass shootings, the gold medalist responded in the best way possible.
“When you look at these events that have been occurring, they’ve been occurring in some of the strictest gun law countries in the world,” Rhode said.
“For me personally, I realize the first responsibility of a police officer is to respond to an incident and for me personally, in that five minutes or 10 minutes or 20 minutes in some cases that it takes for them to get there, how do you want to stand there? I would rather have my Second Amendment right.”
Rhode has won three gold medals throughout her Olympic career.