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Olympic Shooter Kim Rhode: Mass Shootings Have Been Occurring in “Some of the Strictest Gun Law Countries in the World”

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Published on: August 9, 2016

Three-time gold medal winner and Olympic skeet shooting champion Kim Rhode was recently interviewed by The Guardian and she had some straight forward words to tell the world regarding gun laws. Specifically, she blasted the six new gun laws passed by California.

“I’m definitely becoming more vocal because I see the need,” she told The Guardian.

“We just had six laws that were passed in California that will directly affect me,” Rhode added. “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.”

She also took time to blast the ridiculous pretended legislation that makes it nearly impossible for family member to inherit certain weapons from family members who had died.

Rhode is also a big supporter of concealed carry. In her support of people exercising their right to keep and bear arms, she noted that many of the mass shootings that take place occur in areas that are considered gun free zones.

“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,” she said. “You have Paris, you have San Bernardino, which was actually in a gun-free zone, so, yeah, it’s actually something that you take into consideration.”

The right to keep and bear arms in defense of one’s self, neighbors and country is an unalienable right given to us by our Creator, not the Constitution. The Constitution merely is the rules that tell government that those rights “shall not be infringed.” Rhode stands with that right.

“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?” she asked.

“I would rather have my Second Amendment right,” Rhode concluded.

I agree with her. The more restrictions are put in place, the more rights are infringed and the more power the people give to criminals, specifically those who are to represent and serve the people.

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